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The Architecture of Determiners

Thomas Leu


Whether word-based or morpheme-based, the morphological literature in generative grammar (and beyond) is interested in productive word formation — i.e., derivation of open class categories, compounding, and, of course, inflection. While that includes functional morphemes, or corresponding word-formation rules, it almost always involves an open class stem. This book, by contrast, is an investigation of regularities in the internal structure of a set of function words, the determiners. With an emphasis on West Germanic and an occasional broadening of the empirical domain, the book discusses demo ... More

Keywords: determiners, adjectival article, adjectival agreement, Germanic, extended adjectival projection, function word internal syntax, case and agreement, syncretism

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Leu, author
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

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