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Iofu and Spreading Architecture in LFG

Avery D Andrews


This paper proposes a way to resolve the difficulties that the `spreading architecture' for LFG presented in Andrews and Manning (1993) creates for the use of `inside out functional uncertainty' as described by Dalrymple (1993), Nordlinger (1998) and other works. The idea is that iofu annotations involve features that are shared between levels, so that reference to higher levels of structure by means of iofu designators is interleaved with feature-spreading operations. The resulting system not only resolves the apparent incompatibility between spreading architecture and iofu, but also provides LFG with an account of case-distribution phenomena for which analyses have previously been lacking.

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