chapter  5
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Some Explanatory Avatars of Conceptual Necessity: Elements of UG


With respect to the distribution of noun phrases in German, it has been shown that:

(5) (i) while the form dieses Buch is a DP, the form ein Buch should be analyzed as a bare NP (one without any determiner);

(ii) the adverbs oft and gut in (1)–(4) are adjoined at different “heights” within the verb phrase.