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Involuntary Associations

David Huddart.

November 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Linguistics. 174 pages.

In the context of English’s apparent worldwide spread, this book brings together the fields of postcolonial studies and world Englishes, arguing that this is a necessary and long overdue...

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Agreement and Its Failures

Omer Preminger.

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Linguistics. 312 pages.

This monograph shows that the typically obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (phi-agreement) cannot be captured through “derivational time-bombs” – elements of...

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Introduction

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 1052 words.

This chapter is the introduction to the monograph. It outlines the basic research question, and presents a short synopsis of each of the subsequent chapters.

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Modeling the Obligatoriness of φ-Agreement

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 2928 words.

This chapter introduces the central explanandum of the monograph: the obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (person, number, gender/noun-class). The chapter...

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Agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus Construction: The Facts

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 4398 words.

This chapter discusses the central empirical domain explored in the monograph: agreement in the Agent-Focus (AF) construction of the Kichean languages. The chapter begins with a general...

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A Derivational Account of Absolutive Agreement in Kichean

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 18057 words.

This chapter presents a derivational account of agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus (AF) construction, and of absolutive agreement in Kichean more generally. The account is based on the...

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. Derivational Time-Bombs: Inadequate for Deriving the Obligatoriness of φ-Agreement

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 7043 words.

Building on the results of previous chapters, this chapter puts forth the central argument against derivational time-bombs (including, but not limited to, Chomsky's 2000, 2001...

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Two More Case Studies in Failed Agreement

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 6194 words.

This chapter presents two additional case studies in support of one of the central claims advanced in the monograph: the existence of failed agreement in utterances that are nevertheless...

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On “Salience” Hierarchies and Scales

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 2367 words.

This chapter presents five arguments against direct reference to scales/hierarchies of ‘salience’ in the account of agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus (AF) construction. The first four of...

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Datives, Defective Intervention, and Case Discrimination

Omer Preminger.

in Agreement and Its Failures

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 16070 words.

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of intervention by dative nominals (also known as “defective intervention”). The chapter begins with an illustration of the endemic inability of dative...

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