By Claire Halpert
First, whereas this e-book argues in want of a case-licensing research of Zulu, it locates the positions the place case is assigned reduce within the clause than what's present in nominative-accusative languages. furthermore, Zulu indicates proof that case and contract are certain operations within the language, positioned on diversified heads and working independently of one another. regardless of those unfamiliarities, there's facts that the timing relationships among operations replicate these present in different languages. moment, this publication proposes a unique kind of morphological case that serves to masks many structural licensing results in Zulu; the consequences of this example are unexpected, Halpert argues that its lifestyles is anticipated given the present typological photograph of case. ultimately, this ebook explores the implications of case and contract as dissociated operations, exhibiting that given this case, different strange houses of Bantu languages, akin to hyper-raising, are a normal consequence. This exploration yields the belief that a few of the more odd houses of Bantu languages in reality consequence from small quantities of version to deeply commonplace syntactic ideas reminiscent of case, contract, and the EPP.
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Argument Licensing and Agreement (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax) by Claire Halpert