Hi everyone! I uploaded my slides (VirtualGlowTalk.pdf) as well as a commented mp4 version of the slides (Topic Agreement in Jarawara.mp4), and I am happy about any kind of feedback. There will be a Q&A session on Monday, April 13th 4-5pm (via Jitsi) Link: https://meet.jit.si/topicagreementinjarawara Feel free to join the Q&A or email me for any questions or comments (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstract: In Jarawara (Arawá, all data taken from Dixon 2004), both C and T show phi-agreement with the topic of the clause. Under certain circumstances, however, C and T may allow for agreement to be controlled by different arguments. Showing that agreement in Jarawara involves an interaction of phi-features and topic features, I argue against the concept of feature inheritance (Chomsky 2008, Miyagawa 2010) by demonstrating that the typology that arises from feature inheritance does not include the topic agreement pattern in Jarawara. Instead, I propose that C and T bear distinct phi-probes in Jarawara, but only one δ-probe located on C that triggers A’-movement of the topic argument.
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