The Rise of the Suffixal Article in the Early North Germanic DP
Dorian Roehrs, Christopher Sapp
March 2005

Arguing that demonstratives are phrases, we propose that the early North Germanic sequence “noun + demonstrative” provides evidence for a low article phrase (artP) in a complex noun phrase. We argue that the suffixal article arose from the demonstrative via reanalysis of a phrase (in Spec,XP) to a head (in X).
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Published in: Proceedings of Wecol 2004
keywords: structure of dps, enclitic articles, syntax
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