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dc.contributor.authorHanink, Emily A.; email: emily.hanink@manchester.ac.uk
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T13:49:43Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T13:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-17
dc.date.submitted2019-04-14
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625300/11049_2020_Article_9482.pdf?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/625300/11049_2020_Article_9482_nlm.xml?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationNatural Language & Linguistic Theory, volume 39, issue 2, page 505-554
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/625300
dc.descriptionFrom Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2019-04-14, accepted 2020-06-29, registration 2020-06-29, pub-electronic 2020-07-17, online 2020-07-17, pub-print 2021-05
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.descriptionFunder: Whatcom Museum; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100005998
dc.descriptionFunder: American Philosophical Society; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100001461
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This paper contributes to recent lines of inquiry addressing the nature of indices in definite expressions. The primary language of investigation is Washo, a North American isolate spoken in the western United States. Building on previous claims about the structure of anaphoric definites, I propose a unified analysis of the Washo DP that lends novel evidence to the claim that indices are best thought of as syntactic objects in their own right, independent from D. The structurally encoded index—introduced by a head idx—is shown to be overtly realized by the morpheme gi/ge in both pronouns and demonstratives, as well as at the periphery of internally headed relative clauses, which are themselves complex DPs. An important aspect of this proposal is the argument that idx can play two related semantic roles: The semantic index it hosts can be interpreted either as a variable, as previously proposed for familiar definites, or itself as a variable binder. The availability of the latter explains the appearance of gi/ge in internally headed relatives. I show moreover that the exponence of idx in Washo is sensitive to the type of complement it takes, a proposal that makes sense of the observed distribution of gi/ge in a range of definite expressions.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.rightsLicence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourcepissn: 0167-806X
dc.sourceeissn: 1573-0859
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectInternally headed relatives
dc.subjectClausal nominalization
dc.subjectDP structure
dc.subjectAnaphora
dc.subjectIndices
dc.subjectBinding
dc.subjectContextual allomorphy
dc.subjectWasho
dc.titleDP structure and internally headed relatives in Washo
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-07-20T13:49:43Z
dc.date.accepted2020-06-29


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