Advances in Greek Generative Syntax: In Honor of Dimitra by Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)

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By Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)

This number of unique learn makes a speciality of quite a few lesser studied features of Greek syntax. The articles mix a legitimate empirical assurance inside present advancements of generative conception and canopy a large spectrum of parts. The syntax of sentential constitution is handled via articles, one is an intensive research of the distribution of objective and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the opposite addresses the relation agree in small clauses (and among adjectives and nouns). articles research the purchase of the left outer edge and of eventivity and one specializes in the old evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of wh-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb θelo are the focal point of 2 articles located within the syntax–semantics interface. The DP area is approached by means of theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and one other on determiner heads. the ultimate contribution reports the purchase of the Greek certain article.

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On the other hand, features must have a value, and this value is assigned either in the lexicon or in the course of derivation. , interpretable features,21 the values of which are not determined in the lexicon but acquired in the course of derivation. 22 If the main function of the operation Agree is to assign values to features, then it can be argued that interpretable unvalued features are able to activate a probe and enter in an Agree operation. Non-interpretable features that acquire their values by an Agree operation erase and are no more accessible in the derivation.

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