Jason Zentz Presenting at GURT/ACAL

March 6, 2013

PhD Student Jason Zentz will be presenting his paper Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment this week at the joint meeting of The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2013 (GURT) and the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL). In his paper, Jason classifies three types of extraction morphology: morphological reflexes of syntactic movement. Using data from Duala, Akɔɔse, and Kinande, he argues that at least one type of extraction morphology cannot be treated as the realization of an impoverished probe, but rather must be the overt realization of the feature(s) driving syntactic movement.

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