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Templatic Architecture

Abstract : Building on principles of Government Phonology, this paper explores a minimalist theory of projection. The two operations it postulates, merge and label, are formalized mathematically as multiplication and integration, respectively.Given this formalization, the syntactic interpretation of phonological entities can be understood as a morphism in the strict sense : a mapping that is structure preservig with respect to merge. The formalism is illustrated in the derivation of a simple, yet unexplained, condition on templates, exemplified with German strong verbs : a single templatic site cannot simultaeously host markers that correspond to distinct syntactic heads.
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Martin Haiden, Sabrina Bendjaballah. Templatic Architecture. Recherches linguistiques de Vincennes, Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2003, pp.157-168. ⟨10.4000/rlv.489⟩. ⟨halshs-00009935⟩



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