Noun Phrase Structure in Article-less Slavic Languages: DP or not DP?



Arguments for and against the DP analysis of nominals in article-less Slavic languages are outlined and supporting evidence is reviewed. It is shown that even though both positions are not without merit, much careful consideration of facts both within and across relevant languages is still needed before the debate can be resolved. The importance of the noun phrase structure and its implications for other areas of Slavic syntax and semantics, both on the nominal and clausal levels, are pointed out.