Iterated D-layers and Multiple Case Exponence: The structure and significance of a morphological rarissimum

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ملخص

The paper addresses a typologically unusual instance of Multiple Exponence – some wh-based items in Digor Ossetic, an agglutinative Eastern Iranian language spoken in the Caucasus, exhibit double case marking in the plural. For example, the allative plural of the indefinite ka-dɐr who-indefinite ‘someone’ is kɐ-mɐ-dɐr-tɐ-mɐ who-allative-indefinite-plural-allative. I propose an analysis of this phenomenon in the framework of Distributed Morphology. The key ingredients of the analysis are the presence of two D heads on the spine of such a nominal; and the possibility of last-resort sharing of a case value between these heads. Furthermore, under appropriate conditions, the case exponents associated with the two D heads undergo haplological dissimilation. The rarity of this kind of double case exponence is due to the fact that a number of independent conditions need to be met simultaneously in order for it to obtain.

اللغة الأصليةإنجليزيّة أمريكيّة
رقم المقال9528
دوريةGlossa
مستوى الصوت7
رقم الإصدار1
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرنُشِر - 1 يناير 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • !!Language and Linguistics
  • !!Linguistics and Language

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