The Matching Analysis of Relative Clauses: Evidence form Upper Sorbian
Andreas Pankau
March 2016
 

Relative clauses in Upper Sorbian are characterized by the peculiar feature that the suffix 'ž' is obligatorily attached to the relativizer. The aim of this paper is to argue that relative clauses in Upper Sorbian have the structure postulated by the Matching Analysis, and that the suffix 'ž' is a reflex of the deletion of the head noun internal to the relative clause.
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Reference: lingbuzz/003923
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Published in: Proceedings of the 24th Meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics
keywords: relative clauses, matching analysis, raising analysis, upper sorbian, antipronominal contexts, syntax
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