Stephen Wechsler

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Languages with case concord sometimes require that at least one case-concord element in the NP be inflected for case, while others may be uninflected. Focusing primarily on Serbo-Croatian, we review some variants of this case realization requirement in different languages and propose a unified account. This analysis makes crucial use of reentrancy (cp.(More)
This paper presents a novel semantic analysis of the English resultative construction that crucially models telicity (aspectual boundedness) in terms of the event-argument homomorphism model (Krifka, 1998, inter alia) rather than the commonly assumed result state model (Dowty, 1979). This assumption, together with recent insights on the semantics of scalar(More)
Many European languages have two second person pronouns, one for informal and one for formal address, such as French tu and vous, respectively.1 Such pronouns pose an interesting problem for number agreement. A second person formal subject pronoun triggers plural agreement on the finite verb regardless of whether the referent is one addressee or multiple(More)
In this way it resembles the English ECM construction. But as we’ll see, there are some important differences. To start with, the embedded clause is finite, and shows agreement. Also, the embedded clause has the complementizer -ko, so in GB terms we would say it is a CP rather than an IP. We’ll see other differences later. Today we will be defending the(More)
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