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Peas and pancakes: On apparent disagreement and (null) light verbs in Swedish

Josefsson, Gunlög LU (2009) Grammar in focus, 2009 In Nordic Journal of Linguistics 32(1). p.35-72
Abstract
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 nu P, 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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Arter ar gott-sentences, agreement, default gender, disagreement, light, verb, med-phrase, neuter, Pannekaker er godt-sentences, semantic agreement, passepartouts
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Nordic Journal of Linguistics
volume
32
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1
pages
35 - 72
publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Grammar in focus, 2009
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  • wos:000266578100002
  • scopus:73649084097
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1502-4717
0332-5865
DOI
10.1017/S0332586509002030
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English
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  abstract     = {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 nu P, 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'.},
  author       = {Josefsson, Gunlög},
  booktitle    = {Nordic Journal of Linguistics},
  issn         = {1502-4717},
  keyword      = {Arter ar gott-sentences,agreement,default gender,disagreement,light,verb,med-phrase,neuter,Pannekaker er godt-sentences,semantic agreement,passepartouts},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {35--72},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  title        = {Peas and pancakes: On apparent disagreement and (null) light verbs in Swedish},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0332586509002030},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2009},
}