Making syntax of sense: number agreement in sentence production.

@article{Eberhard2005MakingSO,
  title={Making syntax of sense: number agreement in sentence production.},
  author={Kathleen M. Eberhard and J Cooper Cutting and Kathryn Bock},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={531-59}
}
Grammatical agreement flags the parts of sentences that belong together regardless of whether the parts appear together. In English, the major agreement controller is the sentence subject, the major agreement targets are verbs and pronouns, and the major agreement category is number. The authors expand an account of number agreement whose tenets are that pronouns acquire number lexically, whereas verbs acquire it syntactically but with similar contributions from number meaning and from the… CONTINUE READING
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