Widmer (2017)

De Arbres
Aller à : Navigation, rechercher

Widmer, Paul. 2017. 'Cases, paradigms, affixes and indexes: Selecting grammatical relations in Middle Breton', E. Poppe, K. Stüber, P. Widmer (éds), Referential Properties and Their Impact on the Syntax of Insular Celtic Languages, 217–242, Nodus Publikationen, Münster.


 abstract:
 "This article describes the main Middle Breton morphosyntactic classes (nouns/demonstrative pronouns, independent pronouns, flagged indexes, pre-indexing, and post-indexing) that are involved in the selection of grammatical relations and gives an overview of how these classes, together with agreement, participate and interact in argument selection.
 From a diachronic perspective, inaccessible referents continue the alignment pattern of the Insular Celtic neuter gender class (S=A=O), accessible referents the pattern of the Insular Celtic masculine/feminine gender classes (S=A≠O). Compared to its Insular Celtic predecessor, pre-indexing lost the ability to select {G} arguments. Post-indexing in turn lost some of the properties of the category they originated from (verbal endings) by accommodating to pre-indexing to some extent."