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Nonverbal Predication in Chukchi

In this paper, I describe and analyze several types of nonverbal predication in Chukchi. Following [Matushansky 2008, 2010], I assume that Case is a realization of bundle formed by percolation of features assigned by different heads above the terminal node and explain the equative/absolutive variation in case-marking pattern observed in Chukchi nominal predication by feature percolation. The analysis of nominal predicational constructions is then extended to account for peculiar properties of adjectival predication.