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Title:Elided Clausal Conjunction Is Not the Only Source of Closest‐Conjunct Agreement: A Picture‐Matching Study
Authors:ID Arsenijević, Boban, Univerza v Gradcu (Author)
ID Willer-Gold, Jana, UCL (Author)
ID Aljović, Nadira (Author)
ID Čordalija, Nermina (Author)
ID Kresić, Marijana (Author)
ID Leko, Nedžad, Univerza v Sarajevu (Author)
ID Malenica, Frane (Author)
ID Marušič, Franc (Author)
ID Milićev, Tanja (Author)
ID Milićević, Nataša (Author)
ID Mišmaš, Petra (Author)
ID Mitić, Ivana (Author)
ID Peti-Stantić, Anita (Author)
ID Stanković, Branimir, Univerza v Nišu (Author)
ID Tušek, Jelena (Author)
ID Nevins, Andrew (Author)
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Abstract:A recurring hypothesis about the agreement phenomena generalized as closest‐conjunct agreement takes this pattern to result from reduced clausal conjunction, simply displaying the agreement of the verb with the nonconjoined subject of the clause whose content survives ellipsis (Aoun, Benmamoun & Sportiche 1994, 1999; see also Wilder 1997). Closest‐conjunct agreement is the dominant agreement pattern in the South Slavic languages Slovenian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. A natural question is whether closest‐conjunct agreement in these varieties may indeed be analyzed as entirely derived from conjunction reduction. In this article, we report on two experiments conducted to test this. The results reject the hypothesis as far as these languages are concerned, thereby upholding the relevance of models developed to account for closest‐conjunct agreement within theories of agreement.
Keywords:Conjunct agreement, Clausal conjunction, Experimental syntax
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:27
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-4457-aaea3ae4-bca6-d534-0abf-639d823c882d New window
COBISS.SI-ID:5367035 New window
DOI:10.1111/synt.12171 New window
Publication date in RUNG:08.04.2019
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Publisher:Wiley: 24 months
Year of publishing:2019

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Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:J6-7282
Name:Študija kognitivnih temeljev hierarhije funkcionalnih projekcij v samostalniški zvezi


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