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By R. Hendrick

This ebook is predicated largely on fieldwork that I performed in Brittany and Wales in 1983 and 1985. i'm grateful for a Fulbright Award for study in Western Europe and a school improvement Award from the collage of North Carolina that funded that fieldwork. lowe a much less tangible, yet no much less actual, debt to Steve Anderson, G. M. Awbery, Steve Harlow and Jim McCloskey whose paintings at first sparked my curiosity, and led me to adopt this undertaking. i need to thank Joe Emonds and Alec Marantz who learn parts of bankruptcy three and five. i'm quite thankful even though to Kathleen Flanagan, Frank Heny and nameless referees who learn a dyslexic and schizophrenic manuscript, delivering me with criticisms that more suitable this ultimate model significantly. The Welsh nationalist group in Aberstwyth and its Breton coun­ terpart in Quimper helped make the time I spent in Wales and Brittany efficient. i'm indebted to Thomas Davies, Partick Favreau, Lukian Kergoat, Sue Rhys, John Williams and Beatrice between others for sharing their wisdom in their languages with me. Catrin Davies and Martial Menard have been particularly sufferer and priceless. with no their suggestions this paintings may were infinitely poorer. i'm hopeful that this e-book can assist stimulate extra curiosity within the Celtic languages and tradition, and help, even in a small method, these in Wales and Brittany who fight to maintain their language and tradition strong.

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Every day PRT read-PRES-2SNG a book You read a book every day. c. Bemdez e lenn ul levr. every day PRT read-PRES-3SNG a book He/She reads a book every day. d. Bemdez e lennomp ul levr. everyday PRT read-PRES-IPL a book We read a book every day. e. Bemdez e lennit every day PRT read-PRES-2PL ul a levr. book You read a book every day. f. Bemdez e lennont ul levr. everyday PRT read-PRES-3PL a book They read a book every day. (7) Agreement jails to co-occur with expressed NPs: a. Bemdez e lenn Yann/ar vugale ul levr.

Chomsky uses this principle to explain the contrast in (16). (16) a. John; prefers hisj leaving alone. b. John prefers leaving alone. c. *John; prefers his; leaving alone. (17) John prefers his (own) book. Co reference between John and his in (16) is not possible. Instead a PRO must appear as the subject of the gerund. The inability of his to appear in (16c) cannot be attributed to Principle B of the Binding Theory, Chomsky argues, because possessives of NPs do not generally show such behavior - witness (17).

Co reference between John and his in (16) is not possible. Instead a PRO must appear as the subject of the gerund. The inability of his to appear in (16c) cannot be attributed to Principle B of the Binding Theory, Chomsky argues, because possessives of NPs do not generally show such behavior - witness (17). Thus, the Avoid Pronoun Principle will make the appropriate discrimination in (16), telling us that (16a) is ungrammatical because PRO is possible in this structure. The principle also explains why overt pronouns are less preferred than pro when they are coreferential to another NP.

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