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3p "They will be leaving" 54 Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation The interpretation of the second tense head is dependent on the matrix tense, which is deictic. I assume that the ungrammaticality of the Tarifit example in (65) is not due to the presence of a second T head in the embedded domain but to selectional restrictions. The non-finite auxiliary ad does not select a verb in the perfective aspectual form. To summarize, complex tense in Berber is expressed by using both a tense affix and the copula BE together with another tense affix and the main verb.

Ad must co-occur with a verb in the aorist form: (22) ad iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" (Boukhris 1998: 94) 44 Agreement, Pronominal Clitics and Negation (23) *ad idda. PER "*He will left" b. " However, she states that this is less frequent in the Zemmour dialect described in her work. (24) ad iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" I find examples with described here. (Boukhris 1998: 94) ao and without d to be ungrammatical in the dialect (25) *ao iddu. sg-leaveAOR "He will leave" c. Boukhris (1998) states that alJ can be preceded by the morpheme dwhich she claims is a focus marker.

The Matrix tense can either be Future or Past and cannot be Present. The following summarizes the templates of complex tense: Tamazight Verb Morphology and Clause Structure 55 (73) Templates of Future and Past complex tenses: Matrix FUT-BE-IMP PAST-BE-PER -E -E Embedded PRES-V-IMP PAST-V-PERF FUT-V-IMP PRES-V-IMP PAST-V-PERF FUT-V-IMP -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 Future Progressive (67) Future Perfective ( 68) Future in theFutur (69) Past (Perfective) Progressive (70) Past Perfective (71) Future in the past (72) Having argued that complex tense sentences are hi-clausal I will next discuss what sets them apart from other biclausal sentences like ECM constructions.

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