Features , Syntax , and Categories in the Latin Perfect

@inproceedings{Embick2002FeaturesS,
  title={Features , Syntax , and Categories in the Latin Perfect},
  author={David Embick},
  year={2002}
}
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
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