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These forms thus exhibit syntactic relatedness, but not morphological one. Finally, a note on a powerful family of assumptions requiring D-structure to be a uniform representation of the relationship between assigners of roles and the target of such assignments, occasionally known as the Uniformity of Theta Assignment Hypothesis (due originally to Baker 1985) or the Universal Alignment Hypothesis (due originally to Perlmutter — Postal 1984). In its strongest, and more interesting formulation, it is directly falsified by the existence of such pairs as result and process nominals.

The general shape of the verb form is as in (7): (7) a. Intransitive template Subject - Tense — Root - Aspect — Subject b. Transitive template Subject - Tense - (Antipassive -ine-) - Root - Aspect — (Antipassive -tku-) - Object Note that transitive verbs agree with their objects. In some person/ number forms an antipassive word form is borrowed, which somewhat complicates the picture by giving the impression that object suffixes have turned into subject suffixes. A sample paradigm is the Future II (Imperfective) of l9u 'see', shown in (8) in the 3rd singular/3rd plural subject form ('he/they see X'): (8) 1.

The morphological picture that does 26 Hagit Borer emerge entails the existence of a component which fails to preserve or manipulate argument structure. A morphology which confines itself, by and large, to the formation of words. Notes 1. I would like to thank Jane Grimshaw, Ilan Hazout, Tom Roeper, and Tali Siloni for discussions of various aspects of this work. Also I am grateful to Jingqi Fu for bringing the cases of de-adjectival nominals to my attention. 2. In recent work, Dechaine (1992) suggests that Morphology might be the location of all C-selection.

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