A new argument for existence of the DP in languages without articles
David Erschler
June 2019
 

In this squib, I provide evidence of a novel type in favor of the existence of the DP in previously undiscussed articleless languages: I show that a comitative preposition in the Ossetic languages cannot attach to nominal expressions that would be analyzed as DPs in better studied languages. On the other hand, nominal expressions it can attach to are of the kinds that would be analyzed as bare NumPs.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004638
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Published in: Journal of Linguistics (accepted)
keywords: determiner phrase, languages without articles, iranian, iron ossetic, digor ossetic, morphology, syntax
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