Genitive Case-marked Subject in Modern Mongolian

Dalai Zayabaatar, Vanchinsuren Dashdavaa, Dagvasumberel Enkhjargal, Tsulbaatar Onon


This paper presents peculiarities of the genitive case marked subject in Modern Mongolian. First, we argue that subordinate clauses with the genitive case-marked subject in Modern Mongolian are CP. Second, we provide an explanation for certain conditions of the genitive subject construction in Modern Mongolian (MM). Third, we attempt to show the genitive case marked subject is semantically restricted and information structurally marked in MM.

Keywords: genitive subject, determining suffix, optionality, case alternation

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