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Re: THEORY: "Quirky" Case -- "Quirky" Subjects and "Quirky" Objects

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, July 29, 2005, 15:35

Markus Miekk-oja <m13kk0@...> writes:
>... > Reflexive pronouns in languages where reflexives only can refer to > subjects ("syntactically nominative") are surprisingly likely to also > refer to non-nominative subjects. Subject omission in coordinated > sentences like 'I like porridge and hate chips' can happen in many > languages even if like takes a dative subject and hate takes a > nominative, or accusative one. > > I<1>.dat like porridge.nom and Ø<1>.acc hate chips.obl
Right, I think this works in Icelandic with subjects in dative case and nominative case. (In German, it doesn't, however.) I remember a posting about this, but don't know what keywords to use to find it is the archives... **Henrik


tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>Non-nom Subj & Nom Obj -- Quirky OVS Word Order Or Quirky Case?