Can we explain strict ordering restrictions with extralinguistic properties?Franc Marušič
, Petra Mišmaš
, Rok Žaucer
, Luka Komidar
, Gregor Sočan
, unpublished conference contribution
Abstract: Cartographic approach to syntax models strict universal word orders with a universal hierarchy of functional projections. For example, universal order of adjectives [Adjs]
(cf. Hetzron 1978, Sproat & Shih 1991, etc.), supposedly comes from a universal hierarchy of
FPs which host specific types of Adjs (Scott 2002). Adopting this as a premise, we explore the
origin of this hierarchy, i.e., the origin of the specific ordering of individual FPs in the
functional hierarchy and thus the origin in which Adjs end up being linearized.
Keywords: adjectives, cartography, universal hierarchy of functional projections, general cognition, experimental syntax, cognitive foundations of syntax
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