Visible Arguments: Theta-Government and Case in Ulster Irish

  • Nigel Duffield
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 32)


The focus of investigation in this chapter is yet another grammatical particle, the final preverbal particle to be considered in this book. As was the case with the direct relative particle in the previous chapter, the element to be investigated triggers lenition: again, it will be claimed to do so in virtue of lexicalizing a functional head, in this case Asp° (or AgrO).


Functional Projection Small Clause Case Assignment Accusative Case Visible Argument 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel Duffield
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsMcGill UniversityCanada

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