Agreement Systems (Linguistik Aktuell Linguistics Today, by Cedric Boeckx

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Silverstein 1976; Kuno 1976; Dixon 1994: 85). e. “natural instigators of actions”. e. “natural” undergoers. 1st and 2nd (local) person arguments display an accusative pattern and 3rd person (non-local) arguments an ergative pattern because unmarked cases (nominative for A and absolutive for O) appear on prototypical agents/ patients (local subjects, non-local objects), while marked cases (ergative for A and accusative for O) appear on non-prototypical agents/ patients (non-local subjects, local objects).

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