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Non-canonical alignment and agreement patterns in East Baltic

B08N im DFG-funded SFB/CRC 1252 Prominence in Langauge
01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024


The project deals with the development and subsequent evolution of recent alignment and agreement patterns in two closely related languages, Lithuanian and Latvian, which constitute the East Baltic subbranch of Balto-Slavic. The project investigates patterns of alignment and agreement in those clauses whose predicates historically developed out of more ancient infinitive formations. Such clauses are to be found in the debitive mood of Latvian, and in the conditional mood of both Latvian and Lithuanian.