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Ora Matushansky and Alec Marantz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019675

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.001.0001

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Suspension across Domains

Suspension across Domains

(p.185) 11 Suspension across Domains
Distributed Morphology Today

Jonathan David Bobaljik

Susi Wurmbrand

The MIT Press

Within the intermodular perspective of Distributed Morphology, various authors have raised the question of how the domains (e.g., cycles, phases) of one module (syntax, morphology, semantics) interact with those of others. This chapter explores one small aspect of this puzzle. Specifically, it proposes a general rubric that allows for some slippage in otherwise well-established locality domains—cases in which a well-motivated cyclic domain appears to be suspended, allowing dependencies to span a larger structure than they normally may. To the extent that this is on the right track, the chapter bolsters arguments that cyclic domains constrain the locality of operations across modules and thus constitute a deep property of grammar.

Keywords:   Distributed Morphology, cycles, phases, domains-cases, cyclic domains, modules, grammar

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