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The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax$
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Artemis Alexiadou, Hagit Borer, and Florian Schäfer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199665266

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665266.001.0001

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The category of roots

The category of roots

(p.112) 6 The category of roots
The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Hagit Borer

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This chapter focuses on the categorial properties of roots and proposes that, just like event structure, these emerge in the context of particular functional structure and as a consequence of it. For Borer, functors, whether segments of extended projections or derivational categorizers, are viewed as elements that partition the categorial space. Borer explicitly argues against linking the emergence of a category to zero-realized n, v, and a.

Keywords:   zero categorizers, roots, functional structure, categorial space, contextual categorization, functors

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