Features , Syntax , and Categories in the Latin Perfect

  title={Features , Syntax , and Categories in the Latin Perfect},
  author={David Embick},
The analysis centers on the notion of category in synthetic and analytic verbal forms and on the status of the feature that determines the forms of the Latin perfect. In this part of the Latin verbal system, active forms are synthetic (‘‘verbs’’) but passive forms are analytic (i.e., participle and finite auxiliary). I show that the two perfects occur in essentially the same structure and are distinguished by a difference in movement to T; moreover, the difference in forms can be derived… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 42 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 references

On the past participle morphology in Italian

  • Ippolito, Michela.
  • MIT working papers in linguistics 34: Papers in…
  • 1999

Some correlations between semantic plurality and quantifier scope

  • Elbourne, Paul
  • 1999

The Latin conjugation

  • MITWPL, Department of Linguistics, +4 authors Morris Halle.
  • Ms., MIT, Cambridge, Mass. Embick, David, and…
  • 1999

Impoverishment theory and morphosyntactic markedness

  • Garland. Noyer, Rolf.
  • InMorphology and its relation
  • 1998

Licensing in the non-lexicalist lexicon: Nominalizations, vocabulary items and the encyclopaedia

  • Harley, Heidi, Rolf Noyer.
  • MIT working papers in linguistics 32: Papers from…
  • 1998

Morphological ‘‘anaphora’’ as syntactic movement. Ms., University of Pennsylva

  • 5289–298. McGinnis, Martha
  • 1998

DistributedMorphology: Impoverishment and fission

  • Amherst. Halle, Morris.
  • InMIT working papers in linguis-
  • 1997

Tense and aspect: From semantics to morphosyntax

  • 3187–213. Giorgi, Alessandra, Fabio Pianesi
  • 1997

Paradigms, periphrases, and pronominal inflection

  • Cambridge, Mass. Börjars, Kersti, Nigel Vincent, Carol Chapman
  • 1996

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…