The Nez Perce verb agrees with the subject and the object in person and number. This paper considers the full paradigm of verb agreement in transitive clauses, documenting a series of previously undescribed restrictions on the use of agreement affixes as well as extended uses of originally non-agreement morphology as part of the agreement system. Data is drawn from systematic elicitation of four transitive paradigms. Two full paradigms are presented in the appendix.
January 1, 2015
Deal, Amy Rose. 2015. A note on Nez Perce verb agreement, with sample paradigms. In Natalie Weber, Erin Guntly, Zoe Lam, and Sihwei Chen (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages 50, pp. 389-413. Vancouver: UBCWPL.