The Nanosyntax of Case
Pavel Caha
July 2009

One of the assumptions frequently made in works on case is that cases such as nominative and accusative are not primitive entities, but they are each composed of various features. The central hypothesis of this dissertation is that these features are universal, and each of them is its own terminal node in the syntactic tree. Individual cases thus correspond to phrasal constituents built out of these terminals.
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Published in: PhD thesis, University of Tromsø
keywords: case, case syncretism, phrasal spell out, peeling, morphology, nanosyntax, syntax, semantics
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