ERIC Number: ED365103
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Publication Date: 1993
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The Binding Properties of Quechua Suffixes.
This paper sketches an explicitly non-lexicalist application of grammatical theory to Huallaga (Huanuco) Quechua (HgQ). The advantages of applying binding theory to many suffixes that have previously been treated only as objects of the morphology are demonstrated. After an introduction, section 2 outlines basic assumptions about the nature of HgQ categories and structures, and section 3 discusses inflection, proposing an analysis of SUBJECT MARKING ANOMALY phenomena. Section 4 argues that HgQ's complementizers are really its case-marking suffixes. Section 5 deals with the possessive suffixes, showing that in Agr-P they are mildly anaphoric. Section 6 focuses on switch reference, deriving a wide range of facts from some structural assumptions and then claiming that "-r"'advss' is anaphoric and the possessive suffixes in Agr-S are pronominal. Section 7 discusses "infinitives," claiming that "-y" is anaphoric. Section 8 discusses uses of "-q," claiming that it is anaphoric. Section 9 sketches one verb incorporation phenomenon and shows how this fits in with other claims made here. Section 10 describes differences between HgQ and the Quechua of Ancash. (JL)
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Note: In: Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1993. University of North Dakota Session, Volume 37; see FL 021 593. Paper originally presented at the Workshop on Language, Language Policy, and Education in the Andes (Newark, DE, November 1991).