By Melita Stavrou (ed.), Arhonto Terzi (ed.)
This choice of unique learn makes a speciality of quite a few lesser studied points of Greek syntax. The articles mix a legitimate empirical assurance inside of present advancements of generative conception and canopy a large spectrum of components. The syntax of sentential constitution is handled through articles, one is an in depth research of the distribution of aim and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the opposite addresses the relation agree in small clauses (and among adjectives and nouns). articles research the purchase of the left outer edge and of eventivity and one makes a speciality of the ancient evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of wh-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb θelo are the point of interest of 2 articles positioned within the syntax–semantics interface. The DP area is approached by way of theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and one other on determiner heads. the ultimate contribution reports the purchase of the Greek yes article.
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I leave the issue open to further research. . This is another way to formalize the widely accepted weakness/deficiency of clitics. Recall that Cardinalletti and Starke (1999) have formulated this deficiency in terms of absence of the upper functional layer and have argued that for this reason their features require support. We can consider this feature deficiency as the requirement that they acquire values during the derivation. . Such a proposal departs from Chomsky’s assumption that “Case itself is not matched, but deleted under matching of phi-features” (2001: 6), and returns to the ‘traditional’ view that case is a phi-feature (Chomsky 1981).