Person complementarity and (pseudo) Person Case Constraint effects: Evidence from Inuktitut

@article{Compton2019PersonCA,
  title={Person complementarity and (pseudo) Person Case Constraint effects: Evidence from Inuktitut},
  author={Richard Compton},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique},
  year={2019},
  volume={64},
  pages={592 - 616}
}
  • Richard Compton
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique
Abstract This paper examines the nature of person complementarity in Eastern Canadian Inuktitut (Eskimo-Aleut), arguing that despite its apparent patterning as a Person Case Constraint (PCC) effect, it is not due to the presence of a defective intervener blocking person agreement with a lower argument, as is often the case in other languages. Instead, the observed effect is caused by a defective or missing person probe on C that cannot value local person features on absolutive arguments. Given… Expand
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