Case-marking of Core Arguments and Syntactic Alignment in Old Japanese

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2016-05-01
Authors
Iannucci, David J.
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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Abstract
Abstract In recent years, a theory has gained currency according to which Old Japanese, the oldest attested an.cestor of the modern Japanese language, exhibited a split system of syntactic alignment: active-stative in nominalized clauses (most of them subordinate), and nominative-accusative (the default) elsewhere. I attempt to show that the evidence and arguments offered in support of this theory are entirely insufficient to establish its authenticity.1
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Iannucci, David J. 2016. Case-marking of Core Arguments and Syntactic Alignment in Old Japanese. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 47(1).
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