Non-configurationality: Free word order and argument drop in Turkish

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.
This Chapter is currently unavailable for purchase.

This paper investigates free word order and argument drop in Turkish as the two<br />properties typically associated with non-configurationality. We will argue that<br />these properties follow from the lack of case-driven Agree in Turkish phrase<br />structure. That is, the case feature in Turkish is not located on the functional<br />heads T and v, but is available within the thematic domain. In languages like<br />English, on the other hand, given that case is provided by hierarchically ordered<br />functional projections, i.e., TP &#62; vP, arguments forming case-chains with these<br />functional heads get represented within a hierarchical configuration. Lack of such<br />chain formation in Turkish is what creates the flat structure effect, which in turnfacilitates free word order and argument drop.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address