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作者 Baron, Bertille
書名 The syntax of Nafara DP [electronic resource] / Bertille Baron
出版項 Ann Arbor : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2016
國際標準書號 9781369181197
book jacket
說明 1 online resource
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 56-01
Adviser: Vicki Carstens
Thesis (M.A.)--Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2016
This study provides a syntactic analysis of the Senufo Nafara Determiner Phrase. It aims at investigating two major questions that are the status of definite markers, and the underlying structure and derivations leading to the surface word order [N AP Def Dem Num] observed in the language. I argue that the (indefinite) markers occurring in DPs are clitics attaching to the rightmost AP element, and spelling out the fused heads of several functional categories (gender, number, definiteness, and possibly others). In a cartographic approach to DP structure, I argue in favor of multiple Functional Projections occurring above NP. More particularly, I consider AP, DemP, and NumP as their own FPs in which adjectives, demonstratives, and numerals are all functional heads. While A and Dem show overt agreement in definiteness, gender, and number, cardinals do not. I argue that the surfacing word order is the result of roll-up movement with pied-piping, motivated and limited by agreement. Phrasal movement only occurs when required for agreement purposes, and more particularly in order to check uPhi features (and therefore EPP features). For that reason, numerals do not participate in movement, and surface in phrase-final position
School code: 0209
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 56-01(E)
主題 Linguistics
Alt Author Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Applied Linguistics
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