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Title: 'Peas and pancakes: On apparent disagreement and (null) light verbs in Swedish'
Author: GunlögJosefsson
Linguistic Field: 'Syntax'
Subject Language: 'Swedish'
Abstract: Two variants of what looks like disagreement between a subject and a predicative adjective are explored: (see: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5534768&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0332586509002030 for images) Having shown how Construction NOM and Construction PROP differ, I demonstrate that the subject of Construction PROP is clausal. I argue that the topmost XP of the subject phrase of both constructions contains a null neuter element. This accounts for the neuter predicative agreement; hence the idea of default agreement or semantic agreement can be dismissed. I also argue that the subject in (ii) contains a vP, the head of which is a null light verb. Other instances of null light verbs in Swedish are identified too. Finally, I propose an analysis that accounts for the close relation between Construction PROP and the corresponding construction with a med-phrase ‘with-phrase’.

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This article appears in Nordic Journal of Linguistics Vol. 32, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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