Noun-pronoun asymmetries: Evidence in support of the DP hypothesis in PolishReport as inadecuate




Noun-pronoun asymmetries: Evidence in support of the DP hypothesis in Polish - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Linguistics, Vol.3 No.1-2 December 2002. -

The aim of this paper is to analyse the syntax of Polish nominal

expressions in terms of what is known as the DP hypothesis the

idea that was discussed in Abney 1987. The fact that articles occupy

the D position crosslinguistically is widely accepted. But

many linguists have raised the question whether it is reasonable to

assume the DP hypothesis for languages that do not have lexical

articles. Polish is an articleless language. In this paper, I will argue

that even Polish has the DP layer. Furthermore, I will show

that it projects at least one more functional phrase between NP

and DP. The evidence for the above claims will be based on certain

DP-internal word order facts. I will account for them by postulating that, in the absence of lexical articles, other elements may

move to the functional projections above NP and lexicalise them

in overt syntax.

the DP hypothesis; nouns; pronouns; functional projections; word order; N-to-D movement



Author: Paweł Rutkowski - ; Warsaw University & Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents