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Title: Deriving Greenberg’s universal 20 and its exceptions
Authors: Cinque, Guglielmo
Keywords: DP
Word order
Nominal modifiers
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press
Abstract: Of the 24 mathematically possible orders of the four elements demonstrative, numeral, adjective, and noun, only 14 appear to be attested in the languages of the world. Some of these are unexpected under Greenberg’s Universal 20. Here it is proposed that the actually attested orders, and none of the unattested ones, are derivable from a single, universal, order of Merge (Dem
ISSN: 0024-3892
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