A parametric shift in the D‐system in Early Middle English: relativization, articles, adjectival inflection, and indeterminates
This chapter proposes that the shift in the classification of a certain set of features located in the D head is responsible for the loss of the indeterminate system, the changes in the relativization strategies, the loss of the weak‐strong distinction in the adjectival inflection, and the appearance of the definite article during the Early Middle English period.
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