nominative case


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the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb

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Thirdly we had hypothesized that phi-features agreement between T and a nominal in Pashto results in nominative Case assigned to the nominal.
The ATOM states that the subject is assigned nominative case under agreement.
Once integrated as stems, these loan nouns receive the appropriate Greek endings of IC2, as for instance, the -s inflectional ending of the nominative case in the singular number (e.
We propose the hypotheses that, in Pashto, -features agreement between the functional head T and the relevant nominal results in assigning nominative Case to that nominal, and -features agreement between the functional heador the functional head Voice and the relevant nominal results in assigning accusative Case to that nominal.
She writes about (Tundra) Nenets, Enets and Nganasan languages as follows: "In the case of a non-highlighted position of a direct object the predicate form contains reference only to the subject of the activity [ ] In the highlighted position of a direct object the predicate, on the contrary, contains reference not only to the subject but also to the direct object [ ] [ ] the highlighted position of the direct object marked by the nominative case is expressed in a peculiar relationship with its predicate" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
How the Subject receives Nominative case has also been addressed.
In this structure he assumes that T has no $ features and no EPP feature; instead T has a default feature with no agreement with the post verbal DP except in Class and nominative case assignment.
The final verb in Gojri always agrees with the nominative case (Sharma, 1982).
15) The following table presenting personal pronouns in Ket and Yugh in the nominative case (Werner 1997a; 1997b):
Furthermore, the SC itself behaves like an NP with respect to case: it moves to a subject position to receive nominative case (as well as to satisfy the EPP).
This is so even apart from the fact that no infinitive -- or poet-clause - in Old English could possibly meet Traugott's own definition of "subject": "it is associated with nominative case, and it agrees with the finite verb" (1992: 213).
Nominative sentence construction is obviously so called because of the nominative case, the case of the subject (I = II).
Unlike Finnish and borrowed nouns, English nouns marked by a "zero" nominative case need to be accompanied by a Finnish determiner-like element.
9) Actually the underlying form *-ine of the nominative case allomorph of the possibly suppletive derivational suffix is vast preferable to *-inen.
Since it is traditionally assumed that nominative case depends on the feature specification of tense, it follows that the embedded inflectional complex cannot assign nominative case to the embedded subject.