Corpus ID: 51807632

Dependent accusative case and caselessness in Moro*

  title={Dependent accusative case and caselessness in Moro*},
  author={P. Jenks and Hannah Sande},
  • P. Jenks, Hannah Sande
  • Published 2017
  • This paper provides evidence that accusative case in Moro (Kordofanian) [Sudan] should be analyzed as a dependent case (Marantz 1991, Baker 2015). More specifically, we demonstrate that accusative case occurs wherever a DP is c-commanded by another DP within a phase, regardless of whether it is local to agentive v. The strongest arguments for this conclusion come from the occurrence of accusative case in DP coordination and DP-internally. While agentive v does not play a role in case assignment… CONTINUE READING
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