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Questions Concerning Grammar

From:william drewery <will65610@...>
Date:Friday, July 30, 2004, 1:30
In a language with abslolute vs. ergative case marking
and topic-comment sentence construction, should
deleted noun phrases be assumed to refer to the
absolute clause or to the topic (rather it's absolute
or not)? Also, in languages with agent-patient
systems, how does the semantics of NP deletion work?

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