NOTHING TO AGREE ON: NON-AGREEING SUBJECTS OF COPULAR CLAUSES IN HEBREW

@inproceedings{Danon2012NOTHINGTA,
  title={NOTHING TO AGREE ON: NON-AGREEING SUBJECTS OF COPULAR CLAUSES IN HEBREW},
  author={Gradimir J. Danon},
  year={2012}
}
Copular clauses in Hebrew with the copula ze never allow their subjects to agree with the copula or with the post-copular predicate. Following previous work, it is shown that such clauses are not predicational and that their subjects often get a ‘hidden event’ interpretation. After ruling out an analysis that takes the copula to be the actual subject and an analysis involving a clausal subject, it is argued that these clauses involve a subject that lacks the features needed for subject-external… CONTINUE READING

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