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Pronominals

  • Jane Simpson
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Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 23)

Abstract

A second important property that Hale (1983) took to distinguish non-configurational languages is the extensive use of null anaphora. In this chapter, I will first show how null anaphora relates to clitic-doubling, and present an analysis of the pronominal clitics which treats them as agreement markers. I describe the marginal possibility for case-marked adjuncts to agree in case with the case of the subject of a non-finite clause. This argues for the null pronominal subject of these clauses bearing case.

Keywords

Grammatical Function Person Subject Finite Clause Possessor Construction Ergative Case 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Simpson
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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