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Datives, Defective Intervention, and Case Discrimination

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of intervention by dative nominals (also known as “defective intervention”). The chapter begins with an illustration of the endemic inability of dative nominals ... More


Where's φ ? In Syntax.

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter has two main threads. The first concerns the question of the modular locus of phi-feature agreement (phi-agreement). Bobaljik (2008) claims that phi-agreement is postsyntactic, because ... More


Cross-linguistic landscape: Correlates of PP-ergativity

Maria Polinsky

in Deconstructing Ergativity: Two Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256586
eISBN:
9780190256616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256586.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Several properties seem to correlate with the availability of PP-ergative subjects. First, since such ergative subjects are not DP-like, they may not be the best candidates to satisfy the requirement ... More


Case functions

D. Gary Miller

in The Oxford Gothic Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198813590
eISBN:
9780191851438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813590.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Nominative is the case of most subjects but not all subjects are nominative. So-called quirky subjects (as in dative absolutes) serve as binders for anaphors. There is no special case for topics, ... More


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