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Subject Obviation, Switch Reference, and Control

  • Ken Hale
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Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 48)

Abstract

The following sentences, from Hopi (Uto-Aztecan, American Southwest) and the Misumalpan languages Miskitu and Ulwa (Atlantic Coast, Nicaragua), illustrate structures in which an argument of a matrix clause can be said to “control” the subject of a complement clause

Keywords

Relative Clause Main Clause Matrix Clause Functional Head Binding Theory 
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    I wish to thank the following colleagues, speakers of languages with subject obviation (switch-reference) systems: Laverne Masayesva Jeanne, Albert Alvarez, Alejandro Avilez, Abanel Lacayo Blanco, Leonzo Knight Julian, and Ofelia Zepeda.Google Scholar

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