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Title:Pseudopartitives vs. agreement attraction : an experimental study
Authors:Mazzaggio, Greta (Author)
Franco, Ludovico (Author)
Manzini, M. Rita (Author)
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Language:English
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Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Pseudopartitive constructions are constructions of the form DP-of-NP, where the quantificational, collective or container DP head is interpreted as measuring the embedded NP. A verb can agree either with the head (Head Agreement) or with the embedded NP (Embedded Agreement). We argue that agreement alternations with pseudopartitives form part of lin- guistic competence. Specifically, we account for them in terms of a dual la- belling option open to of -DP/NP constituents, as either PPs (of projecting) or as NPs (of not projecting). Thus, we reject the conclusion that pseudopar- titives are to be accounted for in processing terms, and wholly subsumed un- der agreement attraction. In two studies, we investigate subject-verb num- ber agreement (Study 1, N = 103) and gender agreement (Study 2, N = 87), in an acceptability task with pseudopartitive constructions involving either a collective noun or an approximate quantifier, controlling for the nature of the head. Results show that Italian pseudopartitives allows embedded agree- ment, depending on the speaker and on the nature of the head (quantifiers better than collective Ns).
Keywords:pseudopartitives, agreement, number, gender, agreement at- traction
Year of publishing:2020
Number of pages:str. 159-192
Numbering:no. 2, Vol. 19
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UDC:81
ISSN on article:1720-9331
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:T6OZ7PRT
DOI:10.1418/99002 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Lingue e linguaggio
Shortened title:Ling. linguaggio
Publisher:ǂIl ǂMulino
ISSN:1720-9331
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