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Canonical and non-canonical (co)predicate agreement in Highest Alemannic dialects

Canonical and non-canonical (co)predicate agreement in Highest Alemannic dialects This paper deals with the distribution of agreement patterns for target adjectives or past participles in Swiss German dialects focussing on non-attributive domains. While agreement outside the nominal phrase has been lost in the development towards Standard German and in most dialects, in some Swiss German dialects certain syntactic domains still show formal agreement. Against this backdrop, two topics will be addressed in this paper. It gives an overview of the extent, function and distribution of formal agreement within the clausal domain on the basis of survey data, as far as possible. Another focus is default neuter inflection, which no longer shows canonical gender agreement with a neuter controller, but has developed a new function in the field of aspectuality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Word Structure Edinburgh University Press

Canonical and non-canonical (co)predicate agreement in Highest Alemannic dialects

Word Structure , Volume 15 (3): 29 – Nov 1, 2022

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
ISSN
1750-1245
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1755-2036
DOI
10.3366/word.2022.0213
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Abstract

This paper deals with the distribution of agreement patterns for target adjectives or past participles in Swiss German dialects focussing on non-attributive domains. While agreement outside the nominal phrase has been lost in the development towards Standard German and in most dialects, in some Swiss German dialects certain syntactic domains still show formal agreement. Against this backdrop, two topics will be addressed in this paper. It gives an overview of the extent, function and distribution of formal agreement within the clausal domain on the basis of survey data, as far as possible. Another focus is default neuter inflection, which no longer shows canonical gender agreement with a neuter controller, but has developed a new function in the field of aspectuality.

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Word StructureEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2022

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