May 172021

I’ve posted slides and other materials from my May 2021 guest lecture in Rajesh Bhatt’s class at UMass Amherst. (The contents are very similar to the contents of the talk I gave at the Göttingen Ling Colloquium one week earlier.)

These slides represent my latest thinking – as of right now, anyway – about how syntax interfaces with morpho-phonology and with semantics.

For those of you who are well-versed in some of these questions and are in a rush, here’s the tl;dr version: it’s “‘spanning’ meets the ‘three lists’ architecture of Distributed Morphology.” But it’s not some arbitrary mix-and-match of these two pieces of grammatical architecture. Arguments are provided that this is actually the right way to proceed.

Some relevant background reading: