This paper aims to investigate the mechanism of subject case making and the driving force of A-movement in Sinhala (an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Sri Lanka). In particular, the novel data examined in this paper reveal that (i) nominative case in Sinhala is a structural case valued by a finite T, and (ii) structural case valuation, rather than EPP on T, drives A-movement in Sinhala.
Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Kyeong-min Kim, Pocholo Umbal, Trevor Block, Queenie Chan, Tanie Cheng, Kelli Finney, Mara Katz, Sophie Nickel-Thompson, and Lisa Shorten Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-469-0 library binding
viii + 426 pages
publication date: 2016
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA