MULL-lab will be meeting this Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00 pm. Meetings take place in Rm. 002 of the McGill Linguistics department, with a Zoom room open for those unable to join in person.
This week, Jessica will be presenting a talk entitled: ‘Two agreement puzzles in Kanien’kéha’. The abstract is below.
Koenig & Michelson (2015) identify two agreement puzzles in Northern Iroquoian languages, with a focus on Oneida. Drawing on these puzzles, along with other properties of the language, they conclude that there is no use for argument structure in Oneida, and no evidence for syntactic selection. In this talk, I review these puzzles focusing on their equivalents in Kanien’kéha, and argue that syntactic structure is in fact necessary to capture the full agreement picture.
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