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Title: Nominal Expressions in Flux
Other Titles: The status of the universal quantifier in Old Bulgarian
Authors: Dimitrova-Vulchanova, Mila
Giusti, Giuliana
Vulchanov, Valentin
Keywords: Old Bulgarian, Nominal Syntax, Diachronic Syntax
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: In this paper, we focus on the distribution of the universal quantifier "vs" (all) in Old Bulgarian, which displays a high degree of word order variation in the Nominal Expression. In the course of the discussion, we support three main claims. a) At this stage, Old Bulgarian is developing a left peripheral area inside the Nominal Expression around a functional head (Cl) which can host nominal clitics in Wackernagel position, parallel to the clause. b) The same morphological form "vs" can be syntactically labelled as Q (a quantifier heading its own projection and selecting DP as its complement), or QAP (a high AP inserted in the intermediate functional layer of the DP). c) "Vs" is specializing for the Q status and losing the QA status.
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