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Linguistics, Vol.17. No.1-2. October 2016. -

This paper investigates the syntactic structure of nominal expressions in Croatian and proposes their analysis in terms of a split DP. Within the split DP-approach, the nominal left periphery contains functional projections DefP, FocP, TopP and DP. I will show that these functional categories host different lexical items e.g. determiners, demonstratives, possessives, etc. that contribute to the indefiniteness and specificity of the Croatian noun phrase. A reanalysis of the nominal left periphery in terms of a split DP allows for the explanation of DP-internal word order variations, along with some other syntactic phenomena.

syntactic structure of noun phrases; Croatian noun phrase; nominal left periphery; split DP Analysis; indefiniteness and specificity

Author: Đurđica Željka Caruso - ; University of Stuttgart

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/


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