publication . Article . 2015

Unagreement is an Illusion: Apparent person mismatches and nominal structure

Höhn, Georg F.K.;
English
  • Published: 11 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11049-015-9311-y This paper proposes an analysis of unagreement, a phenomenon involving an apparent mismatch between a definite third person plural subject and first or second person plural subject agreement observed in various null subject languages (e.g. Spanish, Modern Greek and Bulgarian), but notoriously absent in others (e.g. Italian, European Portuguese). A cross-linguistic correlation between unagreement and the structure of adnominal pronoun constructions suggests that the availability of unagreement depends on whether person and definiten...
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free text keywords: unagreement, subset control, pronominal determiners, adnominal pronouns, person mismatch, nominal structure, Distributed Morphology, Modern Greek
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