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Remarks on features

Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann LU (2009) In Explorations of phase theory 18. p.21-52
Abstract
This paper pursues the idea that uninterpretable features are not present in syntax, but are instead a product of the interfaces. In particular, it argues that formal feature values belong to PF only, i.e., that they are not syntactic objects but PF ‘translations’ of more abstract syntactic structures and correlations. It follows that case is nonexistent in syntax and it also follows that agreement is a PF copying process, differing radically from abstract, syntactic Agree. Accordingly, much of the work of traditional syntax happens in PF and is thus invisible to the semantic interface, SF, that is, the computation proceeds on the PF side after transfer.
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  abstract     = {This paper pursues the idea that uninterpretable features are not present in syntax, but are instead a product of the interfaces. In particular, it argues that formal feature values belong to PF only, i.e., that they are not syntactic objects but PF ‘translations’ of more abstract syntactic structures and correlations. It follows that case is nonexistent in syntax and it also follows that agreement is a PF copying process, differing radically from abstract, syntactic Agree. Accordingly, much of the work of traditional syntax happens in PF and is thus invisible to the semantic interface, SF, that is, the computation proceeds on the PF side after transfer.},
  author       = {Sigurðsson, Halldor Armann},
  editor       = {Grohman, Kleanthes},
  isbn         = {978-3-11-021396-6},
  issn         = {1861-4167},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {21--52},
  publisher    = {Mouton de Gruyter},
  series       = {Explorations of phase theory},
  title        = {Remarks on features},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2009},
}