Edited by Bridget Drinka
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 350] 2020
► pp. 29–48
The dative-marked argument of the verb dokéō ‘seem’ in Classical Greek displays syntactic, semantic and pragmatic properties that qualify it as a non-canonical subject. To substantiate this claim, three phenomena are analyzed, all involving coreference resolution across clause boundaries: long-distance reflexivization, interclausal coreference, and case mismatch in participial constructions. For the latter phenomenon, the observed mismatch between case marking and referential properties is captured by positing the same coreference mechanism for finite clauses and for a class of participial constructions that qualify as a full clausal domain.