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  author={Sedigheh Moradi},
OF THESIS LAKI VERBAL MORPHOSYNTAX Most western Iranian languages, despite their broad differences, show a common quality when it comes to the verbal agreement of past transitive verbs. Dabir-moghaddam (2013) and Haig (2008) discuss it as a grammaticalized split-agreement to encode S, A, and P, which is sensitive to tense and transitivity, and uses split-ergative constructions for its past transitive verbs. Laki shows vestiges of the same kind of verb-agreement ergativity (Comrie 1978) by using… 



The Evolution of Ergativity in Iranian Languages

This paper presents an attempt to investigate the origins of ergativity in Iranian languages, drawing upon diachronic and synchronic analyses. In so doing, I will trace the development of the

Western Iranian Pronominal Clitics

This article attempts to account for the derivation of pronominal clitics in contemporary Western Iranian languages. It argues against the common assumption (detailed in Section I) that all clitics

Persian object clitics and the syntax-morphology interface

  • P. SamvelianJesse Tseng
  • Linguistics
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
  • 2010
It is argued that pronominal clitics behave more like suffixes than independent syntactic elements; in cases where they take syntactic scope over an NP or a PP, they must be phrasal affixes.

Alignment Change in Iranian Languages: A Construction Grammar Approach

Ergativity in Iranian is shown to be most prominently linked to the notion of Non-Canonical Subject, which has repercussions for theories of alignment and grammatical relations, morphosyntactic change, and for comparative syntax of Indo-European.

Introducing Sign-Based Construction Grammar vii

This work focuses on a particular view of human languages as instantiations of a single grammar that is fixed in its general shape, and on descriptive observations of individual languages, with particular concern for idiosyncrasies and complexities.

French Clitic Movement Without Clitics or Movement

A lexicalist treatment of the French clitic system that treats all 'clitics' as lexical pronominal affixes, whose ordering is templatic in nature.

Introducing Sign-Based Construction Grammar

1 Background Modern grammatical research,1 at least in the realms of morphosyntax, includes a number of largely nonoverlapping communities that have surprisingly little to do with one another. One –

Sorani Kurdish person markers and the typology of agreement

Introduction slide 2 • Cross-linguistic tendency for person markers (Corbett 2003,2006): (1) a. agreement ⇔ affixal status b. pronouns ⇔ clitic status • Sorani Kurdish goes against these tendencies