This chapter provides well-known examples of linguistic cycles involve negation, agreement, complementizers, aspect, and articles. An element with full semantic features is reanalysed as a functional element, i.e. as having interpretable and later uninterpretable features. This cycle can be seen in structural terms through the Late Merge and the Head Preference Principles, or in terms of a reanalysis of features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - May 1 2009|
- Linguistic cycle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)