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dc.contributor.advisorRitter, D. Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-19T20:48:58Z
dc.date.available2005-08-19T20:48:58Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationHanson, R. (2003). Why can't we all just agree?: animacy and the person case constraint (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12744en_US
dc.identifier.isbn061287267Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/42486
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 127-133en
dc.description.abstractMany typologically diverse languages exhibit a restriction on the objects of a ditransitive verb: in the presence of indirect object agreement, direct object agreement may not be 1st or 2nd person (Bonet 1991; Albizu 1997) or 3rd person animate (Ormazabal and Romero 2002). This restriction is known as the Person Case Constraint (PCC). In this thesis, I assume that the PCC effects derive from general grammatical principles that conspire to produce the observed restrictions. My analysis rests on four claims: 1) the person/number/gender features of both objects are encoded only in verb agreement, while the objects themselves are featurally-deficient pro's; 2) these pro's receive their interpretation by having the agreement features copied onto them; 3) the copying procedure for both null object is moderated by a single functional head; and 4) if both agreement feature sets are specified for the feature [Sentient], the resulting ambiguity will disable the copying mechanism.en
dc.format.extentix, 133 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccAC1 .T484 2003 H365en
dc.titleWhy can't we all just agree?: animacy and the person case constraint
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12744
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguistics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2003 H365en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1442 520708877


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.