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Anti-Agreement and [Person] in Bantu
Brent Henderson
173-181 (complete paper or proceedings contents)

Abstract

Many languages alter or suppress agreement in the context of extraction, suggesting a deep connection between movement and agreement. This paper explores anti-agreement in Bantu, arguing that the morphological details of AAE suggest an analysis in which agreement between strong heads is required for some instances of extraction to take place. The author also argues that only the feature [person], rather than phi-features generally, is relevant for AAE. Languages discussed include Kinande, Bemba, Luganda, and Dzamba.

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Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
edited by Masangu Matondo, Fiona Mc Laughlin, and Eric Potsdam
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