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The Morphosyntax of Gender

Ruth Kramer


Phi features are crucial for syntax and morphology, and number and person have been the focus of a significant amount of theoretical research. However, gender has received less attention, with the result that critical questions concerning its morphosyntax remain open. This book presents a cross-linguistic analysis of gender that aims to address these open questions. The book argues that gender features are syntactically located on the n head (“little n”), which serves to nominalize category-neutral roots. Those gender features are either interpretable (in the case of natural gender) or uninter ... More

Keywords: gender, morphology, syntax, roots, Amharic, nominalization, phi features, Distributed Morphology, Somali, Romanian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679935
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Kramer, author
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University