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Phi-features, resembling individual, quantity, and gender, current an extraordinary chance for syntacticians, morphologists and semanticists to collaborate on a examine firm within which all of them have an equivalent stake and which all of them process with info and insights from their very own fields. This quantity is the 1st to try to assemble those diversified strands and kinds of study. It provides the middle questions, significant effects, and new instructions of this emergent sector of linguistic thought and exhibits how Phi thought casts gentle at the nature of interfaces and the constitution of the grammar. The booklet will curiosity students and scholars of all elements of linguistic concept at graduate point and above.
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