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Department of Comparative Language Science

Paper on split head marking in bivalent predicates by Erika Just

A structural and functional comparison of differential A and P indexing 

Differential A indexing has been a Cinderella subject in the typological study of differential marking, as opposed to differential P indexing or differential A flagging. The paper scrutinizes various cases of both differential A and P indexing and examines structural and functional differences and similarities. It shows that exploring differential indexing helps to understand how indexing in general is linked to referential prominence which surfaces as factors such as identifiability, animacy or topicality