This paper offers a formal analysis to so-called “leismo” (v. Fernández-Ordóñez 1993, 1999) from a microparametric perspective (v. Biberauer et al. 2010, Kayne 2000). Specifically, we argue that leismo is a case of accusative displacement. This process submits that an argument that is supposed to receive accusative obtains a different (oblique) Case. We also establish a direct connection between the dative preposition of Spanish differential objects and the dative Case behind leismo.
|Translated title of the contribution||Morphosyntactic aspects of leismo. A formal analysis within a parametric theory of variation|
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Quintú Quimün. Revista de lingüistica|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Nov 2019|