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Title:Investigation of Slovenian copular agreement
Authors:ID Marušič, Franc, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
ID Žaucer, Rok, Univerza v Novi Gorici (Author)
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Typology:1.08 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:This paper reports on a detailed investigation of agreement inside simple predicative sentences. In this type of sentence, both noun phrases are in the nominative, so in principle either one can trigger agreement on the copular verb. We examine various types of copular contructions and show that regardless of the type of predicative sentence, when a plural is combined with a singular, it is always the plural that agrees. Similarly, when a dual is combined with a singular, the dual wins out. But when we combine a dual and a plural, the copula can agree with either of the two noun phrases, with a preference for the noun phrase following the copula. We discuss the relevance of these findings for recent literature on predication.
Keywords:agreement, copula, number, singular, dual, plural, Slovenian
Publication status:Published
Year of publishing:2021
Number of pages:372 pp.
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-7161 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:95704579 New window
Publication date in RUNG:31.01.2022
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Record is a part of a monograph

Title:Selected Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society
Subtitle:In Honor of Peter Kosta
Editors:Steven L. Franks, Alan H. Timberlake, Anna W. Wietecka
Place of publishing:Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien
Publisher:Peter Lang
Year of publishing:2021
ISBN:ISBN (PDF) 9783631863282 ; ISBN (ePUB) ; 9783631863299 ISBN (Hardcover) 9783631811603
Conference organizer:Slavic Linguistics Society
Collection title:Potsdam Linguistic Investigations
Collection numbering:34

Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije
Project number:N6-0113
Name:Glagol v hiperprostoru: medsebojno vplivanje med prozodijo, morfologijo in semantiko v zahodnih južnoslovanskih glagolih