Insertion without competition: a case for Free Choice

Authors

CAHA Pavel DE CLERCQ Karen VANDEN WYNGAERD Guido

Year of publication 2018
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description On the basis of Czech and English data, this paper argues that (i) the comparative consists of two heads C1 and C2 instead of one CMPR head; and (ii) that adjectives come in various sizes, spelling out different layers of functional structure. These assumptions will allow us to explain a range of facts about suppletion and allomorphy. In order to correctly model the competition between the various types of adjectives, we dispense with the Elsewhere Principle (EP), and introduce a Faithfulness Restriction on Cyclic Override.
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