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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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More or Better: On the Derivation of Synthetic Comparatives and Superlatives in English

More or Better: On the Derivation of Synthetic Comparatives and Superlatives in English

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(p.59) 4 More or Better: On the Derivation of Synthetic Comparatives and Superlatives in English
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Distributed Morphology Today
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Ora Matushansky

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0004

This chapter argues against lowering/postsyntactic approaches to the derivation of synthetic comparatives and superlatives by demonstrating that the evidence against the head-movement analysis adduced by Embick and Noyer is nondecisive and that a postsyntactic approach cannot account for the finer details of the distribution of synthetic and analytic forms

Keywords:   lowering approaches, postsyntactic approaches, synthetic comparatives, superlatives, head-movement analysis, Embick and Noyer, analytic forms

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