Finite sentences in Finnish: Word order, morphology, and information structure

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Publikationens författare: Urpo Nikanne
Redaktörer: Laura R. Bailey, Michelle Sheehan
Förlagsort: Berlin
Publiceringsår: 2018
Förläggare: Language science press
Moderpublikationens namn: Order and structure in syntax I: Word order and syntactic structure
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 69
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 97
ISBN: 978-3-96110-027-9
eISBN: 978-3-96110-026-2


According to Holmberg et al. (1993) the finite sentence of Finnish is a structure with 2–6
functional heads. In this article, the theory is developed further and the functional heads
are reanalyzed. The functional categories are divided into two categories: (i) lexical categories
Neg, Aux, V, and C; (ii) morphological categories: AgrS, T, and Ptc. These categories
are in separate tiers, and the tiers are linked to each other. Both lexical and morphological
categories are hierarchically organized, and the linking between the tiers follows these
hierarchies. The result of the reanalysis is a system that does not involve movement nor a
complicated constituent structure of functional categories even though the desired properties
of the previous analysis remain.


Finnish, morphology (language), syntax

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