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Determiner spreading as DP-predication


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Panagiotidis, E. P. and Marinis, T. (2011) Determiner spreading as DP-predication. Studia Linguistica, 65 (3). pp. 268-298. ISSN 0039-3193

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9582.2011.01186.x


Determiner Spreading (DS) occurs in adjectivally modified nominal phrases comprising more than one definite article, a phenomenon that has received considerable attention and has been extensively described in Greek. This paper discusses the syntactic properties of DS in detail and argues that DS structures are both arguments and predication configurations involving two DPs. This account successfully captures the word-order facts and the distinctive interpretation of DS, while also laying the groundwork towards unifying it with other structures linking two DPs in a predicative relation.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Clinical Language Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Language and Cognition
ID Code:17258
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