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By R. Hendrick

This ebook relies largely on fieldwork that I carried out in Brittany and Wales in 1983 and 1985. i'm grateful for a Fulbright Award for examine in Western Europe and a college 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 in the beginning 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 fairly thankful although to Kathleen Flanagan, Frank Heny and nameless referees who learn a dyslexic and schizophrenic manuscript, supplying me with criticisms that more suitable this ultimate model significantly. The Welsh nationalist neighborhood in Aberstwyth and its Breton coun­ terpart in Quimper helped make the time I spent in Wales and Brittany effective. 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 precious. with out their tips this paintings may were infinitely poorer. i'm hopeful that this publication can help stimulate extra curiosity within the Celtic languages and tradition, and help, even in a small means, these in Wales and Brittany who fight to maintain their language and tradition strong.

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Breman e labouran me. now PRT work-PRES-lSNG I *Breman e labourez teo now PRT work-PRES-2SNG you *Breman e labour en. now PRT work-PRES-3SNG he *Breman now *Breman now e labouromp ni. PRT work-PRES-IPL we c'hwi. labourit e PRT work-PRES-2PL you *Breman e int. labouront now PRT work-PRES-3PL they I/You/He/WelYou/They are working now. d. *Me e labouran. *Te e labourez. *En e labour. *Ni e labouromp. *c'hwi e labourit. *Int e labouront. I1You/He/W elY ou/They are working. In (6) and (8a), agreement is present in the verbal forms, but no lexical subject is present.

Ewch a { *Sian} pro go-IMPERATIVE to Sian/pro Note that the independent pronoun mi (I) is unable to co-occur with agreement, and has the same distribution as the lexical NP Siim. This is a consequence of the fact that the independent pronoun is avoided wherever possible due to the Avoid Pronoun Principle. At the same time, the CELTIC AGREEMENT 49 auxiliary pronoun, i 'I', is in complementary distribution with lexical NPs and the independent pronouns. The affixed pronouns can only co-occur with pronominal agreement and in this respect its distribution is identical to that of pro.

In addition I present some evidence that the ECP should be revised in a second direction. Specifically, I argue in the spirit of Chomsky (1986) that the ECP should be 'reduced' so that it requires antecedent government exclusively if an insightful account of Welsh and Breton movement structures is to be constructed. g. Binding Theory) that are not sensitive to the opposition between overt and empty categories. I show that the set of antecedent governors is distinct from the set of antecedents relevant to the Binding Theory, thus arguing against a reduction of Government Theory to Binding Theory.

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