Vol. 7 (2021)

Chomsky’s (2020) Links and linker phenomena

Published September 15, 2021
  • Adjectives,
  • Linkers,
  • Pair-Merge,
  • Possessives
How to Cite
Manzini, M. R. (2021). Chomsky’s (2020) Links and linker phenomena. Quaderni Di Linguistica E Studi Orientali, 7, 89-102. https://doi.org/10.13128/qulso-2421-7220-12004


In Section 1, I present a recent formalisation of modification and conjunction structures by Chomsky (2020), in terms of sequences of Pair-Merge units, each including a Link element identified with the nominaliser/verbaliser n/v. In Sections 2-3, I argue that the Link element is overtly visible in many languages in the form of (adnominal) linkers. In Section 4, I suggest that Case stacking, and Concord may also be viewed as externalizations of Links.


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