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Sigwan lecturing on Georgian at McGill

March 18, Sigwan Thivierge talks about "Expanding the agreement domain in Georgian," in a special session of a graduate syntax seminar on 'Hierarchy effects' led by Jessica Coon at McGill. Sigwan engages a puzzle about plural agreement in Georgian: the suffix -t indexes plural in any argument that is first or second person; but it agrees with a third person argument only if it is the subject of an Inverse clause that also has a third person object. To explain this, Sigwan makes an analogy with cases where a complementizer registers agreement only with a DP that has been A'-moved across it.