Severing idiosyncratic case from the lexical verb in Uyghur-Chinese code switching

SUGAR, Alexander; ABULIMITI, Zaoreguli. Severing idiosyncratic case from the lexical verb in Uyghur-Chinese code switching. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 15:1-15, mar. 2019. ISSN 2473-8689. Available at: <https://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/PLSA/article/view/4513>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2019. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v4i1.4513.

This paper discusses case marking in mixed verbs in Uyghur-Chinese code switching, where a lexical verb from Mandarin Chinese is combined with a light verb from Uyghur. In mixed verbs containing a Chinese verb whose Uyghur translational equivalent idiosyncratically selects a dative object, the mixed verb also selects a dative object. We analyze this fact by proposing that dative arguments are introduced by an applicative head (Cuervo 2003) whose presence is required by a little head selecting for certain types of roots along the lines of Merchant (2018).

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