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Number As a Feature*

Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin

in Functional Heads

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199746736
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0024

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

Number As a Feature*

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This chapter is concerned with the nature of functional projections, specifically the relation between features and projections. It addresses the question of whether the feature of Number should be declared a syntactic category (i.e., the head of a dedicated functional projection Num(ber)P), or rather viewed as a feature that attaches to some other syntactic category.

Keywords: functional projections; Number; syntactic category; feature

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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