The Syntax of Numeral Noun Constructions: A view from Polish

The Syntax of Numeral Noun Constructions: A view from Polish


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Numeral constructions in Polish are known for their complex morpho-syntax: in particular, depending on the type, case and syntactic context, the numeral may show properties of the adjective or the noun. This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of these constructions set in the current generative-minimalist model of grammar, with elements of nano-syntax. The authors pay particular attention to a feature-based derivation of the numeral construction in its different versions, including complex multiplicative numerals, as well as its distribution in the clause. Numerals in the subject position, with their peculiar case and agreement features become a focal point of attention. Their properties receive a principled account through the use of the case projection sequence and disciplined movements within it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631740651
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Series: Polish Studies in English Language and Literature Series , #40
Edition description: New
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jacek Witkoś is Professor of Linguistics at Poznań University (AMU). His interests focus on generative syntax, specifically English-Polish comparative studies. He has authored and edited over seventy publications on such topics as the structure and derivation of infinitives, the distribution of pronominals and the derivation and interpretation of interrogatives.

Piotr Cegłowski, Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska and Paulina Łęska focus their research on many aspects of the formal comparative analysis of the syntax and morphology of Polish, including the internal structure of nominal expressions, the coding of topic/focus - related information, double object constructions, as well as syntax processing.

Table of Contents

Numeral noun constructions in Polish (Slavic) – Syntax, homogenous and heterogenous case patterns – Genitive of Quantification – Case properties of numerals – Case valuation and case realization – Case projection sequence – Nano-syntax – Accusative numeral subjects – Complex numerals – Extraction from numeral phrases

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