The Split T Analysis
Halldor Armann Sigurdsson
August 2017

This essay pursues The Split T Analysis, claiming that finite clauses have three syntactically active T heads, roughly corresponding to the Reichenbachian S, R, E: Speech Tense, TS, in the C-domain, Reference Tense, TR (or simply T) in the T-domain, and Event Tense, TE, in the v-domain. This analysis, it is argued, enables a coherent account of the relationship between tense morphology (including Tense Agreement) and Tense syntax (including Sequence of Tenses phenomena and Double Access Readings).
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Reference: lingbuzz/001684
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Published in: 2016. Finiteness Matters: On Finiteness-Related Phenomena in Natural Languages, ed. by Kristin Melum Eide, 79–92. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
keywords: double access readings, sequence of tenses, tense, tense agreement, tense computation, the syntax-pf correlation, semantics, morphology, syntax
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