Mereological syntax and successive cyclicity
David Adger
March 2024

This short NELS paper briefly sketches out the syntactic system developed in a forthcoming MIT press monograph, whereby set-theoretic Merge is replaced by mereological Subjoin. It shows how this system makes available an elegant theory of successive cyclicity that improves over standard Phase Theory. I sketch out how the approach handles morphological and syntactic reflexes of A-bar successive cyclicity, and adpositional pied-piping effects.
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Reference: lingbuzz/007951
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Published in: Proceeedings of NELS 54
keywords: merge, subjoin, locality, cyclicity, paths, phases, syntax
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