This paper examines the apparently odd location of case-marking
formatives found in the Pacific Northwest language, Coast Tsimshian.
It first argues that the case-marking formatives are actually affixes
on the preceding words, not prosodically-dependent words. Given this
morphological analysis, a syntactic analysis is proposed that utilizes
the 'informationally-rich' syntactic structure of HPSG. In
particular, the analysis proposed uses EDGE features and chained
identities between adjacent phrasal sisters to license the clause.
This enables a simple analysis of the clausal syntax of Coast
Tsimshian while still accounting for the wide array of facts
surrounding the connectives.
Maintained by Stefan Müller
Created: November 16, 2011
Last modified: January 09, 2019