Long Distance Agreement and Restructuring

Alice Louise Davison


Agreement in Hindi/Urdu may optionally hold between the matrix verb and the object of a matrix infinitive. Bhatt 2005 reduces this optionality to Restructuring, the option of lacking a PRO subject in the infinitive. PRO in Hindi is subject to a lexical case condition, which should be obviated if PRO were missing in the restructured case with LDA. But sentences are ungrammatical both with and without LDA. I argue that PRO is always present, in both the LDA and default agreement cases. Restructuring is not an option for LDA matrix verbs in this language.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/exabs.v0i0.506