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If You Own It, It Exists; If You Love It, That Says Something about You, Not It: Semantically Conditioned Case in Finnish
Alex Djalali
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This paper investigates semantically conditioned case in Finnish. Specifically, it argues that case assignment in Finnish is sensitive to existential commitment: Finnish statives that assign accusative case have existential commitment, whereas statives that assign partitive case lack it.

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Proceedings of the 30th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Nathan Arnett and Ryan Bennett
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