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Syntax of natural and accidental coordination: Evidence from agreement

Abstract:

Adjective agreement with coordinated nouns in Finnish presents a puzzling pattern: in some cases, a plural adjective is required with coordinated singular nouns, while in other cases that seem to be syntactically identical, a plural adjective is disallowed. The key to this puzzle lies at the syntax-semantics interface: plural adjectives are required in cases of NATURAL COORDINATION, where a salient close relation holds between the conjuncts, but disallowed in cases of ACCIDENTAL COORDINATION....

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10.1353/lan.2006.0189

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, MML and LPP, Ling Philology and Phonetics
Role:
Author
Journal:
LANGUAGE
Volume:
82
Issue:
4
Pages:
824-849
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1535-0665
ISSN:
0097-8507
URN:
uuid:8ce1c5c0-6aa2-4e11-8e9c-1e942ec9af05
Source identifiers:
144668
Local pid:
pubs:144668
Language:
English

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