This paper argues that a multiplier and a multiplicand in complex cardinals have a different status both in syntax and in semantics, contra Ionin & Matushansky's (2006) unified analysis. More specifically, I propose that a multiplicand is the head of UnitP and can take the silent "number" as its complement (Kayne 2005). On the other hand, a multiplier is always located in Spec,UnitP. This non-uniform treatment of multipliers and multiplicands can capture various properties of complex cardinals.
Proceedings of the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Wm. G. Bennett, Lindsay Hracs, and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko
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