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Hedde Zeijlstra (Göttingen)

Principles of Projection

Most theories of labeling address the question as to why the merger of two syntactic objects should receive some label and then formulate some labelling algorithm; often this amounts to one of the two syntactic objects, the head, to project (some of) its features. In this talk, I reverse this question and wonder why it is not the case that both daughters project their features and I formulate an alternative approach to labelling, based on this question, that brings minimalism much closer to categorial grammar.