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Gender agreement with exclusive disjunction in Slovenian
Franc Marušič, Zheng Shen, 2021, original scientific article

Abstract: This paper addresses two issues: 1. Empirically, we report novel experimental data on agreement with exclusively disjoined subjects in Slovenian; 2. Theoretically, we look into the nature of attested agreement strategies with coordinated NPs. In particular, we investigate how these strategies behave under coordinators with different semantics, i.e. exclusive disjunction and conjunction. Based on the elicitation results, we argue that closest conjunct agreement, resolved agreement, and highest conjunct agreement are all present under exclusive disjunction to different extents, which suggests a uniform set of agreement strategies under disjunction and conjunction despite the semantic difference. Further, we argue against the presence of default agreement under both disjunction and conjunction in Slovenian, and argue for a particular set of gender resolution rules.
Keywords: Slovenian, conjunct agreement, exclisuve disjunction, resolution, default agreement
Published in RUNG: 15.11.2021; Views: 1469; Downloads: 0
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