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Person and Number in Pronouns: A Feature-Geometric Analysis
The set of person and number features necessary to characterize the pronominal paradigms of the world's languages is highly constrained, and their interaction is demonstrably systematic. We develop a
A head-movement approach to construct-state noun phrases
This paper proposes an analysis of construct-state noun phrases in Modern Hebrew which argues for a strict parallelism between the internal structure of noun phrases and sentences. Recent proposals
On the syntactic category of pronouns and agreement
This paper provides support for the claim that there are two functional projections in full noun phrases, Determiner Phrase (DP) and Number Phrase (NumP), based on an analysis of the dual marker in
Where's gender?
L'article propose un traitement non-unifie du nombre et du genre grammaticaux fonde sur des donnees tirees de l'Hebreu et des langues romanes. Selon l'auteur, le nombre est realise comme tete d'une
You ' re having me on ! : aspects of have
In this paper, I discuss some non-auxiliary uses of the verbal form have in English, concentrating on the differences between the "experiencer" use and the "causative" use. The goal of the paper is
Cross-Linguistic Evidence for Number Phrase
  • E. Ritter
  • Linguistics
    Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne…
  • 1 June 1992
In this paper I provide cross-linguistic evidence for a functional projection between D and NP, which I call “Number Phrase” (NumP). In a full noun phrase, the head of this projection is, among other
An exploration of tense, tenseless languages, and tenseless constructions
The central goal of this article is to argue that functional categories are universally associated with a core function but that their substantive content is subject to variation. We review evidence
While there is widespread agreement that both syntax and phonology should be represented by a formal hierarchical system which accounts for many cross-linguistic generalizations, morphology has, in