Adjective Syntax and (the absence of) noun raising in the DP

  • The paper is structured as follows. Section 2.1 introduces the basic classes of adjectives that constitute the factual core of the paper. Section 2.2 summarizes in greater detail the X° and the XP movement approaches to word order variation within the DP. Section 3 briefly discusses problems for both approaches. Sections 4.1, 5.1, and 5.2 draw from Alexiadou (2001) and contain a discussion of Greek DS and its relevance for a re-analysis of the word order variation in the Romance DP. Section 4.2 introduces refinements to Alexiadou & Wilder (1998) and Alexiadou (2001). Section 5.3. discusses certain issues that arise from the analysis of postnominal adjectives in Romance as involving raising of XPs. Section 6 discusses phenomena found in other languages, which at first sight seem similar to DS. However, I show that double definiteness in e.g. Hebrew, Scandinavian or other Balkan languages constitutes a different type of phenomenon from Greek DS, thus making a distinction between determiners that introduce CPs (Greek) and those that are merely morphological/agreement markers (Hebrew, Scandinavian, Albanian).

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Author:Artemis AlexiadouORCiDGND
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/24
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/09/24
GND Keyword:Adjektiv; Griechisch; Hebräisch; Skandinavische Sprachen; Albanisch
Page Number:31
auch in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Head Movement : UCLA, hrsg. v. Gisbert Fanselow (Los Angeles 2003), S. 1-39
Source:, Proceedings of the Workshop on Head Movement : UCLA, hrsg. v. Gisbert Fanselow (Los Angeles 2003), S. 1-39.
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht