This chapter contains the core ideas of the current study: proposals concerning the feature inventory of Universal Grammar, these features' distribution and operations affecting them. In consequence, the chapter is rather full. Readers are, therefore, advised to return to this section if, at any time, they find the progress of the argument to be obscured by its detail.

The chapter falls into three parts. The first, Sections 3.1–3.3, concerns the features [±singular] and [±augmented] and their associated classes. The second, Sections 3.4–3.5, concerns the feature [±group] and its associated classes. The third, Section 3.7, concerns the totality of possible classes.


Relative Clause Class Feature Number Feature Semantic Property Mass Noun 
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