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Gesoel and Rodrigo in Glossa

February 02, 2021 Linguistics

Rodrigo Ranero, a PhD student in Linguistics, wearing black sunglasses, wearing a Maryland Day t-shirt, looking at the camera with mouth open

Cyclic extraction of adjuncts in K'ichean languages shows 'overt traces'.

Congratulations to Rodrigo Ranero and Gesoel Mendes *20, who have an article now out in Glossa, "Chain reduction via substitution: Evidence from Mayan." The paper gives an analysis of the verbal enclitic =wi in K'iche and Kaqchikel, which is triggered by extraction of low adjuncts: this "must be analyzed as a surface reflex of substitution of a chain link" in a chain of cyclic movement.