[b-hebrew] Generation grammar and b-hebrew

dwashbur at nyx.net dwashbur at nyx.net
Sun Jun 20 16:53:27 EDT 2010

On 20 Jun 2010 at 21:24, James Christian wrote:

> Hi, on reflection I was wondering what your thoughts about NPs with
> a direct object marker are. 
> Clearly a generic NP rule would cause over generation as subject NPs
> with a direct object 
> marker would be generated. 
> James Christian

The markers come in the semantic component.  Syntactically, the status of an NP as subject 
or object is decided by the generation of the VP, not the NP.  The NP internally is neutral.

Dave Washburn


More information about the b-hebrew mailing list