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dc.contributor.authorWindsor, Joseph W
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-24T21:31:01Z
dc.date.available2016-06-24T21:31:01Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.citationWindsor, J. W. (2014). The distribution of Irish locatives (seo, sin, siúd): DP, AP, or other?. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 28(Fall), 97-116.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51475
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents phonological and syntactic evidence from Irish demonstratives to argue for phrasal structure and an addition to the syntactic hierarchy of projections in the nominal domain – the demonstrative phrase (DemP). Previously in the literature, demonstratives have been analyzed as belonging to the same category as adjectives (Leu 2008), or as belonging to the same category as determiners (Wiltschko 2009). In this paper, I explore the predictions made by these analyses by extending them to Irish. The Irish data refutes both of those analyses because of obligatory co-occurrence with determiners, and a lack of adjective agreement. Phonological evidence (consonantal weakening effects) further allow me to argue that, unlike what is proposed by Cinque (2005) or Roberts (to appear), the demonstrative projection is not low in the nominal structure, but is actually external to the determiner projection and very high in the structure. I conclude this paper by making cross-linguistic predictions which are briefly extended to English demonstratives and outlining avenues for future research in applying these hypotheses to unrelated, non-Indo-European languages.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectIrish languageen_US
dc.subjectSyntaxen_US
dc.subjectGrammar, Comparative and general--Locative constructionsen_US
dc.subjectPhonologyen_US
dc.subjectGrammar, Comparative and general--Demonstrativesen_US
dc.titleThe distribution of Irish locatives (seo, sin, siúd): DP, AP, or other?en_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28990


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