Lecture: Mixed syntactic categories: The case of Russian numerals
Mixed syntactic categories are those syntactic units that exhibit the behavior of two or more "classical" syntactic categories in different environments.
Russian numerals exhibit different agreement behavior when combined with nouns. This behavior is dependent on numeral and the case. Thus, Russian numerals can exhibit either more noun-like or adjective-like behavior. To analyze them, I used a formalism proposed by Bas Arts (2007) called syntactic gradience, which aims to describe mixed syntactic categories, like Russian numerals or English gerund.