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Object-Sharing as Symmetric Sharing: Evidence from Dàgáárè
Ken Hiraiwa and Adams Bodomo
243-251 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


Object-sharing phenomena have been a challenge for syntactic analysis (see Baker 1989, Collins 1997 among others). Hiraiwa and Bodomo, building on novel data from interactions between a Serial Verb Construction (SVC) and a Predicate Cleft Construction (PCC) in Dàgáárè (a Gur language), argue that object-sharing in SVCs involves symmetric sharing under which the object is symmetrically merged with V1 and V2 simultaneously. They further show that such symmetry breaks down before Spell-Out due to verb movement and object shift.

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Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Haynie
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