Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Non-argument agreements: an approach to basque allocutivity

Aitor Lizardi, Manex Munduate


In this article Basque allocutivity is studied by offering its general properties, morphological and  syntactical features and the main dialectal varieties of this phenomenon. Amo ng others, two main ideas  are developed here: on the one hand, we see the  - i - morpheme as an  allocutive flag,  independent from  the  dative flag,  while both were described as one single morpheme until now. On the other hand, we  show that two tendencies can b e described among the Basque dialects and sociolects as regards its  syntactic restrictions.

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