The split-S system and the source of the absolutive case in Tenetehára

Revista Linguística

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Title The split-S system and the source of the absolutive case in Tenetehára
The Split-S System and the Source of The Absolutive Case in Tenetehára
 
Creator Duarte, Fábio Bonfm
 
Description The main goal of this paper is to investigate the split-S system in Tenetehára. I propose that the A and Sa subjects are cross-referenced by means of the same set of prefixes in root eventive clauses, whereas O and So are encoded by the absolutive clitics. The analysis demonstrates that this language exhibits an internal parametric variation in the sense that the Sa, So and A subjects may receive either the nominative or accusative Case, whereas objects systematically receive the accusative Case. This opens a parametric option in the sense that a higher functional projection must be activated in order to make possible the Case evaluation of the Sa, So, A and O arguments.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Este artigo examina o sistema cindido de marcação de argumentos nucleares na língua Tenetehára. Propõe-se que há uma série de prefixos que codifica os argumentos A e Sa de predicados eventivos, enquanto outra série codifica os argumentos O e So por meio de clíticos absolutivos. A análise propõe ainda que essa língua exibe uma variação paramétrica, visto que os sujeitos Sa, So, e A ora recebem Caso nominativo ora Caso acusativo, enquanto objetos recebem apenas Caso acusativo. Esta proposta abre uma opção paramétrica no sentido de que precisamos acionar uma projeção funcional acima do domínio de v-VP para possibilitar a valoração de Caso dos argumentos Sa, So, A e O. ---DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31513/linguistica.2017.v13n2a14034
The main goal of this paper is to investigate the split-S system in Tenetehára. I propose that the A and Sa subjects are cross-referenced by means of the same set of prefixes in root eventive clauses, whereas O and So are encoded by the absolutive clitics. The analysis demonstrates that this language exhibits an internal parametric variation in the sense that the Sa, So and A subjects may receive either the nominative or accusative Case, whereas objects systematically receive the accusative Case. This opens a parametric option in the sense that a higher functional projection must be activated in order to make possible the Case evaluation of the Sa, So, A and O arguments.  ---DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31513/linguistica.2017.v13n2a14034
 
Publisher Programa de Pós-graduação em Linguística da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
 
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Date 2017-09-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/rl/article/view/14034
 
Source Revista Linguíʃtica; v. 13, n. 2 (2017): Gramática Gerativa: celebrando os 60 anos de Syntactic Structures (1957 - 2017); 317-367
Revista Linguística; v. 13, n. 2 (2017): Gramática Gerativa: celebrando os 60 anos de Syntactic Structures (1957 - 2017); 317-367
Revista Linguí∫tica; v. 13, n. 2 (2017): Gramática Gerativa: celebrando os 60 anos de Syntactic Structures (1957 - 2017); 317-367
2238-975X
1808-835X
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/rl/article/view/14034/9507
 
Rights Direitos autorais 2017 Revista LinguíStica
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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