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    • Ergative Case and the Transitive Subject: A View from Nez Perce 

      Deal, Amy Rose (Springer Verlag, 2010)
      Ergative case, the special case of transitive subjects, raises questions not only for the theory of case but also for theories of subjecthood and transitivity. This paper analyzes the case system of Nez Perce, a ”three-way ...
    • Subject Preference and Ergativity 

      Polinsky, Maria; Gallo, Carlos Gomez; Graff, Peter; Kravtchenko, Ekaterina (Elsevier, 2011)
      This paper presents the first-ever processing experiment on relativization in Avar, an ergative language with prenominal relatives. The results show no processing difference between the ergative subject gap and the absolutive ...