Long-Distance Agreement And Topic In Tsez

  title={Long-Distance Agreement And Topic In Tsez},
  author={Maria Polinsky and Eric Potsdam},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
This paper presents and analyzes a unique pattern of long-distance agreement (LDA) in the Nakh-Daghestanian language Tsez, spoken in the Caucasus. The phenomenon, in which a verb may agree with a constituent inside its clausalcomplement, poses a serious challenge to theories of agreement locality. In anumber of formal syntactic theories, agreement between a head and an argumentreflects some very local clause-mate configuration, often specifier-head. Wedemonstrate that this is inadequate for a… 
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