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As an extension of the DP workshop (Got D?), we propose a special journal edition of CJL on the functional projection D. In particular, we are interested in the universality of D. Is D always necessary (e.g. for argumenthood; Higginbotham 1985; Longobardi 1994, 2000)? Or can a language lack D altogether (Bošković 2010, 2009, 2008; Chierchia 1998; Bošković & Gajewski 2011; Despic 2011)? Or is an intermediate position possible? What features of D are universal (if any; Matthewson 1998; Gillon 2013)? Is definiteness required for the presence of D? Are there different kinds of definiteness (e.g. Frisian determiners)? Can D be a marker of specificity instead of definiteness (as in Samoan; Mosel & Hovdhaugen 1992)?
We are soliciting papers on the topic of D, especially whether D is universal or not, and how we can tell. We are particularly interested in the following questions: What are the consequences of lack/presence of a covert D? How, if at all, does D relate to other functors in a language? How, if at all, does the semantic content of D bear on the interpretations of bare nouns? What predictions does the lack/presence of a covert D make? If a D is indeed lacking, how to account for the definiteness effects? What is the difference between a null definiteness operator and a covert D? Why do the data interpretations from articleless languages pattern differently?
This will be competitive: only the top 6-8 papers will be selected. Please send papers to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by November 1, 2014