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Multiple Controllers in Nominal Modification

Sadler, Louisa (2019) 'Multiple Controllers in Nominal Modification.' Argumentum, 15. 617 - 638. ISSN 1787-3606

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Abstract

The standard view of predicate-argument agreement in LFG is based on co-specification, such that both the target and the controller specify values of f-structure features of the controller. The same co-specificational view is generally extended to cases of NP-internal concord. For both types of agreement, a feature-sharing approach, in which the agreement features are represented in the f-structures of both the target and the controller, is also possible. Recent work by Haug & Nikitina (2012, 2015) motivates a symmetrical feature-sharing analysis in a case of long- distance agreement in which an agreement target itself operates as a controller in a further agreement domain. We argue that a feature-sharing analysis is also motivated in the analysis of a particular class of adjectivally headed nominal modifiers in Arabic in which a single agreement target reflects the intrinsic properties of two different controllers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: agreement, Arabic, Lexical Functional Grammar
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 15:50
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 15:50
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24253

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