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Feature Geometry and the Person Case Constraint: An Algebraic Link

Graf, Thomas

Abstract The Person Case Constraint blocks certain combinations of clitics and weak pronouns in a variety of languages. Out of the numerous logical possibilities, only four variants of the Person Case Constraint are attested. I show that these four variants form a natural class when viewed from an algebraic perspective grounded in feature geometry.

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  author    = {Graf, Thomas},
  title     = {Feature Geometry and the {P}erson {C}ase {C}onstraint: An
          Algebraic Link},
  year      = {2014},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of {CLS} 50},
  note      = {To appear}