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


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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