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Volitivity and Subject Case Marking in Sinhala
Chao-Ting Chou and Sujeewa Hettiarachchi
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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.

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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
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