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Query Subject:   vocative case and DPs
Author:   James T. Myers
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I'm mildly curious about formal analyses of the internal structure of vocatives, but there seems to be very little research on this. Two specific (probably unrelated) questions. First, given its role as a discourse element that couldn't possibly be more adjunctish, how (and more importantly why) does the vocative get case (overtly marked in more than one language family)? Second, if proper names and "the" phrases are both DPs, why can only the former be used in the vocative (again, in more than one language)? E.g. if you want the Thing to pass you the salt, you'd say "Hey, Thing, pass me the salt", not *"Hey, the Thing, pass me the salt." James Myers Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Chung Cheng University Min-Hsiung, Chia-Yi 621 TAIWAN Lngmyers at ccu dot edu dot tw
LL Issue: 15.667
Date posted: 22-Feb-2004



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