An extension of feature-inheritance

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In this paper, I argue that, although Chomsky’s (2008) framework of Feature-Inheritance (F-I) has gained empirical and theoretical support, it raises problems concerning w(eak)-phases, and suggest that these problems are solved by an assumption of Feature-Transcription (F-T), namely, extended F-I from a s(trong)-phase head onto w-phase heads. Additionally, the F-T framework enables us to account for the appearance of inflection on passive participles cross-linguistically, to deduce selectability of P-stranding/P-pied-piping in leftward movement, and to rule out P-stranding in rightward movement, making a contribution to the further development of Phase Theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-544
Number of pages36
JournalEnglish Linguistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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