Underspecification of nominal functional categories in Semitic and Slavic

Citation:

Kučerová, Ivona, and Adam Szczegielniak. Submitted. “Underspecification of nominal functional categories in Semitic and Slavic.” Journal of Slavic Linguistics. Copy at http://tinyurl.com/y8ch6wsv
Underspecification of nominal functional categories in Semitic and Slavic

Abstract:

Assuming that features on functional heads are variables (Borer, 2005), we expect to find
syntactic operations and functional elements that target and manipulate these variables beyond matching and valuation in agree. We argue that such syntactic operations and
functional elements exist. This paper presents such a functional element: a polarity
operator manipulating features of a functional head it modifies. The empirical motivation
or our proposal comes fromparallel systematic homophony over the same set of functional
interpretations and features within the nominal extended projection in Slavic and Arabic  dialects.

keywords: syntactic features, nominal categories, Slavic, Arabic

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