Advances in Greek Generative Syntax: In Honor of Dimitra by Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)

By Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)

This selection of unique examine makes a speciality of a variety of lesser studied facets of Greek syntax. The articles mix a legitimate empirical insurance inside of present advancements of generative concept and canopy a large spectrum of components. The syntax of sentential constitution is handled via articles, one is an intensive research of the distribution of objective and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the opposite addresses the relation agree in small clauses (and among adjectives and nouns). articles examine the purchase of the left outer edge and of eventivity and one makes a speciality of the ancient evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of wh-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb θelo are the focal point of 2 articles positioned within the syntax–semantics interface. The DP area is approached via theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and one other on determiner heads. the ultimate contribution experiences the purchase of the Greek sure article.

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Let us examine example (19a = 20a). The main clause v has a set of non-interpretable/unvalued phi-features, which will activate it as a probe. These features will target both the DP-subject ti Maria and the N koritsi in order to acquire their values. , feminine and neuter respectively. Thus, the gender feature of the probe v will target two different values of the same feature. Since features have only one value per element, we expect the derivation to crash. The same holds for example (19b = 20b) as far as the number feature is concerned, with the same results.

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Subject-agreement in VS(O) and nominative case The agreement between T and the DP-subject in VS(O) structures is established by means of a covert operation, since the DP-subject remains in its theta-position inside the vP. In the framework of Chomsky (1995), the agreement features of V, which has risen to T overtly, trigger the covert movement of the formal features of the DP-subject, which occupies its vP-internal theta-position. Since EPP, in this case, is satisfied by merging an expletive, the DP-subject remains in situ.

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