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  • Writer's pictureRoberta D'Alessandro

New paper on heritage language syntax

The article I wrote with Alberto Frasson, in which we examine some syntactic patterns emerging in #heritage languages, has just appeared on the Catalan Journal of Linguistics. We show that heritage speakers are perfectly able to handle the syntactic computation of anti-agreement effects and subject inversion, and in fact build new rules based on these. Simplification or Complexification: Auxiliary Selection and Anti-agreement Effect in Brazilian Venetan, in #OA on the Catalan Journal of Linguistics, special issue on Language #contact in theoretical syntax, edited by Iván Ortega Santos and Edita Gutierrez.

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