Reductiō ad discrı̄men: Where features come from

  • Elizabeth Cowper
  • Published 2015


This paper addresses two fundamental questions about the nature of formal features in phonology and morphosyntax: what is their expressive power, and where do they come from? To answer these questions, we begin with the most restrictive possible hypothesis (all features are privative, and are wholly dictated by Universal Grammar, with no room for cross… (More)


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