Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2006
  • ISSN 1568-1483
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9900
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This paper examines determiner sharing from a crosslinguistic perspective. After reviewing the restrictions on English determiner sharing, it prevents new data, coming mostly from Polish, showing that these restrictions are not universal. The properties of Polish determiner sharing are further shown to be problematic for the currently most popular analysis of this construction, the so-called small conjunct analysis of Johnson (2000) and Lin (2000). The alternative suggested in the paper, based on Citko’s (2005) multi-dominance analysis of ATB wh-movement, derives the properties of determiner sharing from a structure in which the determiner is literally shared between the two conjuncts.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): determiner sharing; gapping; large conjuncts; multi-dominance; small conjuncts
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