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Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

David Pesetsky


In this book, David Pesetsky argues that the peculiarities of Russian nominal phrases provide significant clues concerning the syntactic side of morphological case. Pesetsky argues against the traditional view that traditional case categories such as nominative or genitive have a special status in the grammar of human languages. Supporting his argument with a detailed analysis of a complex array of morpho-syntactic phenomena in the Russian noun phrase, he proposes instead that the case categories are just part-of-speech features copied as morphology from head to dependent as syntactic structur ... More

Keywords: Russian, Slavic, case, genitive, Noun Phrase, numeral, paucal, syntax, morphology, Lardil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019729
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Pesetsky, author