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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Auxiliary selection and participial agreement

Auxiliary selection and participial agreement

(p.802) Chapter 49 Auxiliary selection and participial agreement
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Michele Loporcaro

Oxford University Press

The main goal of this chapter is to critically address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues regarding the syntax of Romance auxiliary selection and past participle agreement, covering such areas as auxiliary splits licensed by verb class, person, tense, and mood; triple auxiliation; behaviour of different classes of reflexive; transitive-unaccusative splits in Romance participle agreement; stability and parameters in Romance participle. Specific topics dealt with include: features involved in Romance past participial agreement (target of past participial agreement; conditions on participial agreement; exceptional cases); variation in auxiliary selection; relevance of TAM for perfective auxiliation; a syntactic gradient for perfective auxiliation; mixed auxiliation systems:u, binary, or triple; perfective auxiliation at the syntax-semantics interface; some exceptional cases.

Keywords:   auxiliary selection, participle agreement, person, tense, mood, triple auxiliation, reflexive, transitive-unaccusative splits, stability, parameters

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