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Number mismatches in coordination: an LFG analysis

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In some languages, including Russian and Italian, it is possible for a plural noun to be modified by two or more coordinated singular adjectives. At the same time, it is possible for a singular noun to be modified by two or more coordinated singular adjectives, but for the reference of the noun phrase to be plural, rather than singular. We provide a formal analysis of these problematic agreement phenomena, making use of the distinction between INDEX and CONCORD agreement features, and the dis...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Leverhulme Trust More from this funder
Russian Science Foundation More from this funder
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CSLI Publications Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the LFG15 Conference
Publication date:
2015-07-01
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579309
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uuid:d593b1e8-936e-4394-b3f6-da1f96074084
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2015-12-09

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