Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation in Tamazight by Hamid Ouali

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Ad must co-occur with a verb in the aorist form: (22) ad iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" (Boukhris 1998: 94) 44 Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation (23) *ad idda. PER "*He will left" b. " However, she states that this is less frequent in the Zemmour dialect described in her work. (24) ad iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" I find examples with described here. (Boukhris 1998: 94) ao and without d to be ungrammatical in the dialect (25) *ao iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" c. Boukhris (1998) states that alJ can be preceded by the morpheme dwhich she claims is a focus marker.

2sm We argue that the structure of BE clauses, as represented in (79), involves a vP in the embedded domain (predication domain of the main verb), and a VP in the matrix domain (the auxiliary domain which does not project an independent external argument). 3p ge "They will be going" The question that arises now is if both T heads in BE clauses are specified for Tense and agreement, which of these two values the Case of the subject in (80). 3p lwashun children I propose, following Ouali and Pires (2005), that the subject in these contexts enters into multiple AGREE (Chomsky 200la) relations, first with the embedded T which values its Case, and since this TP is not a phase (Chomsky 2000) (see also Fernandez-Salgueiro 2004), the valued Case is not deleted and remains visible to the higher (probe) T.

Want-type verbs have been described in the generative literature as Exceptional Case Markers (ECM) in that they assign Accusative Case to the embedded subject. This property is also found in Tamazight as shown in (38) where the embedded pronominal subject is an accusative eli tic. 2s "I want you to go" This property makes ao appear like an infinitival marker except of course the verb is inflected for agreement. 48 Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation The particle la is a progressive present tense and a habitual present tense marker in Tamazight.

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