Inflectional Morphology in Turkish VP Coordination

A.S. Fokkens, Laurie Poulson, E.M. Bender

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We address three properties of Turkish morphology and VP coordination:
the identification of tense and aspect values across conjuncts, the optional
omission of affixes on non-final conjuncts coordinated with the word
ve and the obligatory sharing of scopal modals across conjuncts in coordination
structures with the affix -ip. For the modals in an -ip structure, we
propose an analysis that uses syntactic features to trigger the application of a
construction at the level of the coordinated VP introducing the scopal predications.
Our analysis is implemented in a small HPSG grammar and tested
against datasets confirming the functionality and consistency of the analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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