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Revisiting Agent Focus in Yucatec

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Norcliffe, E. (2009). Revisiting Agent Focus in Yucatec. New Perspectives in Mayan Linguistics, 59, 135-156.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-C791-7
Zusammenfassung
The prevailing view of Agent Focus (AF) in Mayan linguistics is that it is a type of voice phenomenon. This paper examines AF in Yucatec, and argues that the phenomenon should be located instead in the typology of resumptive pronoun(RP)/gap alternations. The difference between Yucatec, and other types of RP/gap alternating languages lies in the locus of the alternation. Rather than involve the presence or absence of an independent pronoun, the alternation in Yucatec relates to two verb forms: one which carries a morphologically dependent subject pronoun, the other (the Agent Focus verb) which does not. This account correctly predicts patterns of variation found in this domain, which mirror cross-linguistically attested patterns of RP/gap distributions. I suggest that such patterns of variation can be understood from a functional perspective, emerging from the general processes that have been proposed to govern the choice and processing of referring expressions.