Nominal licensing in caseless languages

  title={Nominal licensing in caseless languages},
  author={Michelle Sheehan and J. van der Wal},
  journal={Journal of Linguistics},
  pages={527 - 589}
This paper provides evidence for a kind of nominal licensing (Vergnaud licensing) in a number of morphologically caseless languages. Recent work on Bantu languages has suggested that abstract Case or nominal licensing should be parameterised (Diercks 2012, Van der Wal 2015a). With this is mind, we critically discuss the status of Vergnaud licensing in six languages lacking morphological case. While Luganda appears to systematically lack a Vergnaud licensing requirement, Makhuwa more… Expand
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