The Role of Agreement in Non-Finite Predication

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Gréte Dalmi | Károly Eszterházy College
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This comparative syntactic study claims that agreement is the most central functional category responsible for licensing predication in finite, non-finite and small clauses alike. Intriguing syntactic phenomena like Icelandic infinitival predicates taking non-nominative (quirky) subjects; psych-impersonal and modal predicates in Italian, Hungarian and Russian; meteorological predicates, existential clauses, post-verbal and null subjects in the so-called null-subject VSO languages can all be better analyzed through a concept of predication that is closely related to AGRP, manifesting subject-verb agreement. The overt agreement marking in Hungarian and Portuguese infinitival clauses further strengthens this view. Obviation and control subjunctive clauses in the Balkan languages, Welsh finite and non-finite infinitival clauses as well as case-marked secondary predicates in Icelandic, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian and Finnish also lend support to an analysis where the [+pred] feature is checked in AGRP.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 90] 2005.  xvi, 222 pp.
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Cited by 8 other publications

Dalmi, Gréte
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Dalmi, Gréte
2014. The feature geometry of generic inclusive null DPs in Hungarian. In Advances in the Syntax of DPs [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 217],  pp. 165 ff. DOI logo
Dalmi, Gréte
2016. What does it take to be a copula?. Yearbook of the Poznan Linguistic Meeting 2:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Dalmi, Gréte
2021. The status of the oblique possessor in BE-possessives: Evidence from Russian and Hungarian. Zeitschrift für Slawistik 66:4  pp. 634 ff. DOI logo
TANAKA, TOMOYUKI
2010. AGREEMENT, PREDICATION, AND THE RISE OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES IN NONFINITE CLAUSES. ENGLISH LINGUISTICS 27:2  pp. 374 ff. DOI logo
Tanaka, Tomoyuki & Azusa Yokogoshi
2010. The rise of a functional category in small clauses*. Studia Linguistica 64:3  pp. 239 ff. DOI logo
Szécsényi, Krisztina
2009. On the double nature of Hungarian infinitival constructions. Lingua 119:4  pp. 592 ff. DOI logo
Szécsényi, Krisztina
2018. Control and the Left Periphery: The Scope and Information Structure Properties of Hungarian Infinitival Complements with Nominative, Dative, and Covert Subjects. In Boundaries Crossed, at the Interfaces of Morphosyntax, Phonology, Pragmatics and Semantics [Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 94],  pp. 279 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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