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).
Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by John Alderete, Chung-hye Han, and Alexei Kochetov Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-407-2 library binding
vi + 405 pages
publication date: 2005
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA