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A syntactic approach to variable number marking in Afro-Bolivian Spanish
Building on current assumptions on phrase structure and agreement (Chomsky 2000, 2001; Bernstein 2001; Longobardi 2001; Béjar 2003; Pesetsky and Torrego 2004; Adger et al. 2008), this paper arguesExpand
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Variation, evolution and the syntax of Afro-Bolivian Spanish gender agreement
This paper combines sociolinguistic and formal syntactic approaches to characterize the constraints regulating gender agreement variation across the Determiner Phrase (DP) in Afro-Bolivian SpanishExpand
Enhancing Dialogue between Variationist Sociolinguistics and Minimalist Syntax: Plural Agreement in Afro-Bolivian Spanish
Abstract This paper analyzes processes of variable number agreement marking in Afro- Bolivian Spanish (ABS) Determiner Phrases (DPs). In line with several sociolinguistic studies of this kind (GuyExpand
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The valuation of gender agreement in DP
We argue that dialectal variation and change in ABS, even if externally driven by social factors, follow from feature valuation and checking and from the interplay between computational and evolutionary demands. Expand
Spanish and Portuguese parallels
This paper investigates variable number agreement phenomena across the Determiner Phrase (DP) of two non-standard varieties of Spanish and Portuguese spoken in Latin America: Afro-Bolivian SpanishExpand