Modeling declensions without declension features
Pavel Caha
August 2021

Standard accounts of declension classes often rely on postulating arbitrary declension-class features. The problem with this is that then our grammar operates over language-specific features, which creates a tension with a restrictive theory of UG based on a universal set of features relevant for language. This article shows how declension classes can be modeled without using language-specific declension features.
  • The new version contains an analysis of the plural declension, which is absent in the version published in Acta Linguistica Academica for reasons of space.
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    Reference: lingbuzz/005537
    (please use that when you cite this article)
    Published in: Acta Linguistica Academica,
    keywords: nanosyntax; declension; case, morphology
    previous versions: v1 [November 2020]
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