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

פרסום מחקרי: פרסום בכתב עתמאמרביקורת עמיתים

תקציר

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.

שפה מקוריתאנגלית אמריקאית
מספר המאמר9528
כתב עתGlossa
כרך7
מספר גיליון1
מזהי עצם דיגיטלי (DOIs)
סטטוס פרסוםפורסם - 1 ינו׳ 2022

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