GENERAL: A process in which a category 'inherits' some feature of a lower category.
MORPHOLOGY: the phenomenon that a category can inherit (part of) the
argument structure of the category from which it is derived.
EXAMPLE: the noun driver is said to inherit the internal
argument of the verb drive from which it is derived, cf. Rochelle drives trucks / Rochelle is a driver of trucks, where trucks is the internal argument.
|LIT.||Booij, G.E. (1988)|
Spencer, A. (1991)
Sproat, R. (1985)
SYNTAX: in the Barriers theory of Chomsky (1986b) a maximal projection is said to inherit barrierhood in case the
first maximal projection it dominates is a
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1986b)|