From 'mihi est' to 'have across Breton dialects
Melanie Jouitteau, Milan Rezac
April 2008

We show that ‘have’ across Breton dialects appears to trace an ordered path in UG parameter space from a strictly analytic 'mihi est' to a fully lexicalized ‘have’ in the empirical domain of Breton diachronic and dialectal variation. Syntactic tests for decomposing the structure of ‘have’ are used, among which the Person Case Constraint.
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Reference: lingbuzz/001207
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Published in: Paola Benincà, Federico Damonte and Nicoletta Penello (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 34th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Unipress, Padova, Special issue of the Rivista di Grammatica Generativa, vol. 33: 161 - 178.
keywords: breton, celtic, have, applicative structure, agreement, complementarity effect, pcc, person case constraint, syntax
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