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Title:Looking for an extralinguistic source of the strict order of adjectives
Authors:Mišmaš, Petra (Author)
Marušič, Franc (Author)
Žaucer, Rok (Author)
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:3.15 - Unpublished Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Assuming the cartographic approach to syntax, adjective ordering, which is argued to be universal (cf. Hetzron 1978, Sproat and Shih 1991, Cinque 1994, Scott 2002 etc.), comes from a universal hierarchy of functional projections that host specific adjectives. We want to explore the source of this order and of the functional hierarchy that dictates it. Cinque and Rizzi (2008) discuss possible origins of the many hierarchies of functional projections and give general cognition as one of the possible answers to the question. If cognition and its restrictions are behind the hierarchy, then the order of projections hosting adjectives should be reflected in various non-linguistic cognitive processes. We prepared several experiments to test this hypothesis.
Keywords:adjectives, cartography, functional hierarchy, cognition
Year of performance:2018
Place of performance:Bled, Slovenia
COBISS_ID:5245435 Link is opened in a new window
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