A New Argument for Existence of the DP in Languages Without Articles

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Abstract

In this squib, I provide evidence of a novel type in favor of the existence of the DP in previously undiscussed articleless languages: I show that a comitative preposition in the Ossetic languages cannot attach to nominal expressions that would be analyzed as DPs in better studied languages. On the other hand, nominal expressions that it can attach to are of the kinds that would be analyzed as bare NumPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-887
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Linguistics
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Digor Ossetic
  • Iranian
  • Iron Ossetic
  • determiner phrase
  • languages without articles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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