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Clausal Architecture of Nuu-chah-nulth

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 73)

Up until this point, there has been an implicit assumption that affixal predicates takean argument as their derivational sister. The following chapters will provide evidence for such a conclusion. In this chapter, I take a first step towards this analysis byarguing that nominal arguments of Nuu-chah-nulth predicates are introduced within verbal projections of the affixal predicate.

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Word Order Linearization Scheme Nominal Predicate Subject Agreement Syntactic Object 
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