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Anti-agreement Effects as (Anti)-connectivity
Noureddine Elouazizi
120-128 (complete paper or proceedings contents)

Abstract

This paper analyzes some of the mechanics of antiagreement effects in Berber. It argues that the process of agreement suppression and underspecification of phi-features which accompanies the process of (WH)-subject extraction is reminiscent of a deeper asymmetry in (WH)-extraction. In particular, it establishes that: (1) the - dependency in antiagreement contexts does not follow from syntactic movement and (2) the kind of referential dependency chain which exist in antiagreement contexts is a case of connectivity failure (anticonnectivity) à la Higgins (1979) and Ross (2004).

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Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by John Alderete, Chung-hye Han, and Alexei Kochetov
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