Polish politeness markers as a window into person-feature valuation

Citation:

Kučerová, Ivona, and Adam Szczegielniak. 2021. “Polish politeness markers as a window into person-feature valuation.” Journal of SLavic Linguistics 21. Copy at https://tinyurl.com/yayequ4y
Polish politeness markers as a window into person-feature valuation

Abstract:

This paper presents novel evidence for Polish nominals being phases. The core of the argument comes from the interaction between the size of a nominal domain and the corresponding person-feature valuation. While an nP-size nominal structure only exhibits feature valuation within the narrow-syntax module, the DP-size nominal structure exhibits interface feature interactions. Since interface interactions can only arise during spell-out, the corresponding nominal domain, i.e., DP, must be a phase and D must be a phase head that triggers spell-out. The empirical focus of this paper is on a syntactic variation in the domain of politeness markers in Polish (pan.m/ pani.f).

Last updated on 01/18/2022