A source of parametric variation in the lexicon

@inproceedings{Cinque2016ASO,
  title={A source of parametric variation in the lexicon},
  author={Giuseppe Cinque},
  year={2016}
}
An influential conjecture concerning parameters is that they can possibly be “restricted to formal features of functional categories” (Chomsky 1995: 6). In Rizzi (2009, 2011) such features are understood as instructions triggering one of the following syntactic actions: (1) External Merge; (2) Internal Merge (Move); (3) Pronunciation/Non pronunciation (the latter arguably dependent on Internal Merge – Kayne 2005a, b). In this article I consider a particular source of parametric variation across… CONTINUE READING

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