Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session




From the introduction: "This paper sketches an explicitly non-lexicalist application of grammatical theory to Huallaga (Huánuco) Quechua (henceforth HgQ). I hope to demonstrate the advantages of applying the binding theory to many suffixes that have previously been treated only as objects of the morphology. This is possible only if morphology and syntax are more intimately related than allowed under the lexicalist hypothesis.

Section 2 outlines some basic assumptions (categories, structures, Case assignment, θ-marking, etc.) Section 3 discusses inflection, proposing an analysis of SUBJECT MARKING ANOMALY phenomena. Section 4 argues that HgQ's complementizers are really its case-marking suffixes. Section 5 deals with the possessive suffixes, showing that in Agr-P they are "mildly" anaphoric; 5.3 argues that there is a null possessive suffix -ø '12p'. Section 6 deals with switch reference, deriving a wide range of facts from some structural assumptions and then claiming that -r 'advss' is anaphoric and the possessive suffixes in Agr-S are pronominal. Section 7 discusses "infinitives," claiming that -y is anaphoric. Section 8 discusses various uses of -q, claiming that it is anaphoric. Section 9 sketches one verb incorporation phenomenon and how this fits in with other claims made here. Section 10 describes some differences between HgQ and the Quechua of Ancash."

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