Nanosyntax: some key features
Pavel Caha
June 2020

The chapter presents some key features of the Nanosyntax framework (Starke, 2002) and compares them to the theory of Distributed Morphology (Halle and Marantz, 1993, 1994). I explain why and how Nanosyntax completes the transition from Lexicalist to non-Lexicalist theories. I present the basic principles of insertion in Nanosyntax (Overspecification, Cyclic Spellout, Spellout-driven Movement) and compare the frameworks in three short case studies, focusing on the treatment of case, roots and inflection classes.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004437
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Published in: submitted as a "competing theories" chapter for The Handbook of Distributed Morphology
keywords: nanosyntax, inflection classes, declension, case, roots, morphology, syntax
previous versions: v1 [February 2019]
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