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Variation in the DP and the post-syntactic lexicon


CAHA Pavel

Year of publication 2023
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The Borer-Chomsky conjecture says that ``all parameters of variation are attributable to differences in the features of particular items in the lexicon'' (Baker 2003). This talk explores this conjecture not in its original meaning (where it pertains to language-particular properties of pre-syntactic lexical items), but in the context of late-insertion theories like Nanosyntax, where the desideratum is to reduce variation to the properties of post-syntactic lexical items (Starke 2014). The empirical discussion will revolve around the variation in number marking of nouns and concord on modifiers.
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