Morphology in the ˋˋwrong'' place: The curious case of Coast Tsimshian connectives
This paper examines the apparently odd location of case-marking formatives found in the Pacific Northwest language, Coast Tsimshian. It first argues that the case-marking formatives are actually affixes on the preceding words, not prosodically-dependent words. Given this morphological analysis, a syntactic analysis is proposed that utilizes the 'informationally-rich' syntactic structure of HPSG. In particular, the analysis proposed uses EDGE features and chained identities between adjacent phrasal sisters to license the clause. This enables a simple analysis of the clausal syntax of Coast Tsimshian while still accounting for the wide array of facts surrounding the connectives.
How to Cite
Ball, Douglas. 2011. Morphology in the ˋˋwrong’’ place: The curious case of Coast Tsimshian connectives. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 25–45. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2011.2) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/749) (Accessed March 28, 2023.)