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The representation of third person and its consequences for person-case effects
In modeling the effects of the Person-Case Constraint (PCC), a common claim is that 3rd person “is not a person”. However, while this claim does work in the syntax, it creates problems in theExpand
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Multiple agree with clitics: person complementarity vs. omnivorous number
This paper capitalizes on the difference between person complementarity (e.g. the fact that a single plural marker can be used to cross-reference more than one plural argument) and omnivorous number by proposing the same syntactic mechanism of Multiple Agree is responsible for both. Expand
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Cleaving the Interactions Between Sluicing and Preposition Stranding
Merchant (2001) proposes that preposition stranding under sluicing is allowed only in those languages that also allow P-stranding in regular wh- questions. Expand
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The role of feature-number and feature-type in processing Hindi verb agreement violations
This article presents studies of Hindi that investigate whether responses to syntactic agreement violations vary as a function of the type and number of incorrect agreement features, using bothExpand
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Morphotactics: Basque Auxiliaries and the Structure of Spellout
1 Introduction: The Structure of Spellout 1.1 Major Claims of This Book 1.2 Distributed Morphology and the Division of Labor in Word Formation 1.2.1 An Overview of the Serial and Modular ComponentsExpand
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The Grammars of Conjunction Agreement in Slovenian
In this paper we report on the results of five experiments documenting the existence of three distinct grammars of conjunct agreement in Slovenian, found both within and across individuals: agreementExpand
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Marked Targets versus Marked Triggers and Impoverishment of the Dual
  • A. Nevins
  • Sociology
  • Linguistic Inquiry
  • 6 July 2011
This article discusses morphological markedness as a trigger and target of postsyntactic feature-deletion operations (impoverishment; Bobaljik 2003, Bonet 1991, Halle 1997, Halle and Marantz 1993,Expand
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Last-Conjunct Agreement in Slovenian
We present a discussion of Slovenian conjunct agreement phenomena, arguing that in one of the two strategies for determining agreement, agreement is simply linear; that is, verbal forms agree with the closest nominal of the conjunct. Expand
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Phonologically Conditioned Allomorph Selection
1 Six Phonological Conditions Forcing Allomorph Choice 2 1.2 Segmental Phonotactics . . . 1.3 Syllable Structure . Expand
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Two Case Studies in Phonological Universals: A View from Artificial Grammars
An artificial grammar task replicates this bias in the laboratory, suggesting that its presence in natural languages is not due to historical accident but to cognitive constraints on the form of languages. Expand
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