- The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax
- Some Notes on Comparative Syntax, with Special Reference to English and French
- On the Grammatical Basis of Language Development: A Case Study
- Comparative Syntax and Language Disorders
- Object Shift, Verb Movement, and Verb Reduplication
- Finiteness and Negation in Dravidian
- On Some Descriptive Generalizations in Romance
- Classifiers in Four Varieties of Chinese
- Morphology and Word Order in “Creolization” and Beyond
- The Slavic Languages
- The Scandinavian Languages
- Noun Class, Gender, and the Lexicon-Syntax-Morphology Interfaces: A Comparative Study of Niger-Congo and Romance Languages
- Agreement and Its Placement in Turkic Nonsubject Relative Clauses
- Quʼest-ce-que (<i>qu</i>)-<i>est-ce-que</i>?: A Case Study in Comparative Romance Interrogative Syntax
- Clitic Placement, Grammaticalization, and Reanalysis in Berber
- Clitic Placement in Western Iberian: A Minimalist View
- Comparative Athapaskan Syntax: Arguments and Projections
- Number Agreement Variation in Catalan Dialects
- Classifiers and DP Structure in Southeast Asia
- The Celtic Languages
- Preverbal Elements in Korean and Japanese
- Continental West-Germanic Languages
- Language Index
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides an overview of syntactic patterns in the Athapaskan language family. It focuses on the yi-/bi alternation, an issue concerning the distribution of two third-person pronominal forms in Navajo and other languages of the Athapaskan family, and the consequences for hierarchical relations. The article discusses the licensing of y and the parameters of in third-person inflection in Athapaskan languages.
Keren Rice is University Professor at the University of Toronto. She has studied Athabaskan languages for many years, and is author of A Grammar of Slave (Mouton de Gruyter), which received the Bloomfield Book Award from the Linguistic Society of America. She has published many articles on Athabaskan languages as well as on topics in phonology. She is the author the book Morpheme Order and Semantic Scope: Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb (Cambridge University Press), and is co-editor of several books on Athabaskan languages. She serves as editor of the International Journal of American Linguistics.
Leslie Saxon, Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria, Canada
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