School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Panayidou dissertation available via Queen Mary's OPALs

Queen Mary has a new OPAL.

30 May 2014

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Queen Mary has a new OPAL: Fryni Panayidou's 2013 dissertation, (In)flexibility in adjective ordering [PDF 1,276KB]. Using data from both Modern Greek and the heavily Greek-influenced Arabic of Cyprus (Cypriot Maronite Arabic), the dissertation engages with central crosslinguistic claims in the syntax of adjectives and argues, amongst other conclusions, that apparent violations of universal orderings stem from simultaneous availability of distinct adjectival syntaxes.