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4 The System Behind the Noise

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This chapter investigates the type of operations that apply to the derivation of VocP, aiming to formally grasp the mechanics at work. The main argument is that, behind the noisy data, there are, essentially, two configurations that underlie the variation in the composition of VocPs: VocP > DP or VocP > NP. The chapter compares the structure of VocPs with the structure of DPs used in argumental positions. It points out the aspects in which VocP and DP arguments differ, that is, in the outcome of the feature checking of [i-p] and [2nd person]. The pattern for deriving VocPs is established on the basis of Romanian vocatives. The looks at other languages to see if and how the patterns established on the basis of Romanian fare cross-linguistically.

Keywords: Romanian vocatives; VocP



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