Class features as probes

In this article, we adress (i) the form and (ii) the function on inflection class features in minimalist grammar. The empirical evidence comes from noun inflection systems involving fusional markers in German, Greek, and
In this article, we adress (i) the form and (ii) the function on inflection class features in minimalist grammar. The empirical evidence comes from noun inflection systems involving fusional markers in German, Greek, and Russian. As for (i), we argue (based on instances of transparadigmatic syncretism) that class features are not privative; rather, class information must be decomposed into more abstract, binary features. Concerning (ii), we propose that class features qualify as the very device that brings about fusional infection: They are uninterpretable in syntax and actas probes on stems, with matching inflection markers as goels, and thus trigger morphological Agree operations that merge stem and inflection marker before syntax is reached.
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Author:Artemis Alexiadou, Gereon Müller
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1108458
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:German
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/24
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2008/09/24
SWD-Keyword:Deutsch ; Flexion; Französisch ; Russisch
Source:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/%7Emuellerg/mu55.pdf ; Inflectional identity, hrsg. v. Bachrach, Asaf, Nevins, Andrew (2008), S. 101-155
HeBIS PPN:20549658X
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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