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By Gréte Dalmi

This comparative syntactic research claims that contract is the main significant sensible class answerable for licensing predication in finite, non-finite and small clauses alike. exciting syntactic phenomena like Icelandic infinitival predicates taking non-nominative (quirky) topics; psych-impersonal and modal predicates in Italian, Hungarian and Russian; meteorological predicates, existential clauses, post-verbal and null topics within the so-called null-subject VSO languages can all be greater analyzed via an idea of predication that's heavily on the topic of AGRP, manifesting subject-verb contract. The overt contract marking in Hungarian and Portuguese infinitival clauses additional strengthens this view. Obviation and control subjunctive clauses within the Balkan languages, Welsh finite and non-finite infinitival clauses in addition to case-marked secondary predicates in Icelandic, Slovak, Hungarian, Russian and Finnish additionally lend help to an research the place the [+pred] characteristic is checked in AGRP.

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