person

A set-based semantics for obviation and animacy

This paper provides an analysis of the semantics of obviation and animacy through a case study of Ojibwe (Central Algonquian). I develop a lattice-based characterization of possible person, obviation, and animacy categories, showing that the addition …

A set-based representation of person features: Consequences for AGREE

This brief paper summarizes a new account of how person-animacy hierachy (PAH) effects and probe relativization should be modeled in theories of AGREE. The core proposal is to further decompose person features into sets of primitives including I, U, …

A set-based representation of person features: Consequences for AGREE

Deriving person-based prominence effects: A set-based theory of AGREE

In this talk, I argue for a new level of representation, _primitives_, which combine into sets and replace prominence scales and feature geometries in capturing person-based prominence effects in agreement. I argue this new theory has both a conceptual and empirical edge over previous accounts.

Person-based Prominence in Ojibwe

What 'other people' mean to 'us'