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Coordination and Asymmetric Agreement in Welsh

  title={Coordination and Asymmetric Agreement in Welsh},
  author={L. Sadler},
We explore a set of morphosyntactic feature asymmetries in coordinate structures in Welsh in the light of the theories of agreement and coordination in LFG, and draw out some consequences for the theory of agreement in LFG.1 In classic LFG, a very simple view is taken of agreement phenomena such as person, number and gender agreement between finite verbs and their subjects, NP-internal concordial agreement between determiners, adjectives and nominals in number, gender and case, and similar… Expand
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First Conjunct Agreement: Against a Clausal Analysis
  • A. Munn
  • Mathematics
  • Linguistic Inquiry
  • 1999
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