Long distance agreement in Spanish dialects

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This paper discusses data from various dialects of Spanish manifesting agreement between an inflected verb and a pp-internal np in the context of non-paradigmatic SE (e.g., Se vieron a los niños – Eng. ‘Children were seen’). An analysis is put forward in terms of Long Distance Agreement (cf. Chomsky 2000; 2001) between T (the locus of nominative Case) and an np Goal within a kp/pp. It is shown that this derivational possibility is subject to different microparametric layers teasing apart varieties allowing agreement across dative-like Case assigners (in differential object marking) and other prepositions that do not obviously participate in standard Case-agreement dependencies—thus giving rise to a pattern that qualifies as a pseudopassive of sorts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgreement, case and locality in the nominal and verbal domains
EditorsL. Franco, M. Marchis, M. Reeve
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-96110-200-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-96110-201-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2019

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NameOpen Generative Syntax
PublisherLanguage Science Press


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