Case mismatches in Greek: Evidence for the autonomy of morphology
Source: Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Volume 47, Numbers 1-3, 2000 , pp. 179-203(25)
Abstract:This paper investigates the Case properties of Clitic Left Dislocated (CLLD) constructions in Modern Greek. In particular, CLLD constructions involving Case mismatches. It is argued that specification for a +/- Genitive feature is involed in the morphological Case marking of Greek Nominatives [-Genitive]. Accusatives [-Genitive], and Genitives [+Genitive], and that the syntactic operation of feature checking makes use of the [+/- Genitive] feature, instead of more fine-grained features for Case. This analysis leads to the conclusion that Case checking may involve partial (morphological) feature descriptions, and supports the view of morphology as a well-differentiated component of grammar.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Départment de langues et linguistique, Pavillion Charles-de Koninck Université Laval, Québec, Québec G1K 7P4, Canada. E-mail: Manuel.Espanol-Echevarria@lli.ulaval.ca 2: Department of Philology (Linguistics Section) School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University ofPatras 26500 Rio-Patras Greece. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2000-01-01