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Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

David Pesetsky

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this book, David Pesetsky argues that the peculiarities of Russian nominal phrases provide significant clues concerning the syntactic side of morphological case. Pesetsky argues against the ... More


Introduction to the Puzzles

David Pesetsky

in Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the morpho-syntactic puzzles of Russian noun phrases with paucal (’two’, ’three’, ’four’ and a few others) and non-paucal numerals. Case mismatches and number mismatches are ... More


Argument 1 for the Core Proposal: Ngen, Dnom, and Pobl

David Pesetsky

in Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Russian nominal phrases with paucals (’two’, ’three’, ’four’, ’half’, ’both’) show a number mismatch. Though modifiers and demonstratives within the phrase are plural, the noun itself is singular. ... More


Numerals and Other Quantifiers

David Pesetsky

in Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes an analysis of the higher numerals and other quantifiers that display some, but not all, of the mismatches characteristic of the paucals. They are argued to belong to a category ... More


Vacc and the Morphosyntax of Direct Objects

David Pesetsky

in Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the intricate morphosyntax of accusative case in Russian in light of the book’s proposal that accusative represents verb features copied onto the verb’s dependents. A subtle ... More


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