On the unifiability of repairs for the Person Case Constraint: French, Basque, Georgian and Chinook

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Argitaratua api 16, 2009
Milan Rezac

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The Person Case Constraint blocks 1st/2nd person agreement in the presence of an applicative dative. Unlike other sources of ungrammaticality, it often has repairs: constructions that exist only to fix it and not otherwise. Across the four languages considered here, the repairs are apparently heterogeneous, 'constructional': clitic-to-strong dative, agreeing-to-nonagreeing dative, pronoun-to-"pronoun's self" object, absolutive-to-ergative subject. Yet there are profound and far-reaching commonalities across them, hinting at a single mechanism of strengthening by added Case that underlies them all.

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Rezac, Milan. 2009. «On the Unifiability of Repairs for the Person Case Constraint: French, Basque, Georgian and Chinook». Anuario Del Seminario De Filología Vasca "Julio De Urquijo" 43 (1-2):769-89. https://doi.org/10.1387/asju.1756.
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