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dc.contributor.authorNevins, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-29T20:21:05Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationNevins, Andrew. The representation of third person and its consequences for person-case effects. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 25 (2007): 273-313.en
dc.identifier.issn0167-806Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2223518
dc.description.abstractIn modeling the effects of the Person-Case Constraint (PCC), a common claim is that 3rd person “is not a person”. However, while this claim does work in the syntax, it creates problems in the morphology. For example, characterizing the well-known “spurious se effect” in Spanish simply cannot be done without reference to 3rd person. Inspired by alternatives to underspecification that have emerged in phonology (e.g., Calabrese, 1995), a revised featural system is proposed, whereby syntactic agreement may be relativized to certain values of a feature, in particular, the contrastive and marked values. The range of variation in PCC effects is shown to emerge as a consequence of the parametric options allowed on a Probing head, whereas the representation of person remains constant across modules of the grammar and across languages.en
dc.description.sponsorshipLinguisticsen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11049-006-9017-2en
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectcontrastive specificationen
dc.subjectmultiple agreeen
dc.subjectthird personen
dc.subjectclitic clustersen
dc.subjectperson case constrainten
dc.subjectspurious seen
dc.subjectme lui
dc.subjectperson features
dc.titleThe Representation of Third Person and Its Consequences for Person-Case Effectsen
dc.typeJournal Article
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dc.relation.journalNatural Language and Linguistic Theoryen
dash.depositing.authorNevins, Andrew
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11049-006-9017-2*
dash.contributor.affiliatedNevins, Andrew


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