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Academic Paper

Title: Afterthoughts in Greek: Gender mismatches under a dynamic framework
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: Greek, Modern
Abstract: This paper deals with the syntax of afterthoughts in Greek under a parsing-oriented perspective. The main claim is that afterthoughts can receive a straightforward explanation once we make the assumption that afterthoughts can be seen as answers to implicit questions. A formal syntactic account based on this assumption is put forth, and its ability to deal with gender mismatches exhibited in Greek afterthoughts is shown. Afterthoughts are further discussed in a more general perspective, arguing that once we turn into a dynamic model where context re-use and update are taken to be core components of syntax, a number of issues regarding afterthoughts like connectivity effects, locality constraints, freedom of positioning and reconstruction effects can receive a straightforward explanation.


This article appears IN Journal of Linguistics Vol. 53, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .

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