Feature Arithmetic in the Nominal Domain
Zheng Shen
August 2018

This dissertation looks into how multiple number features interact in agreement. In particular, I investigate how an element behaves when it gets two number values, i.e. multi-valuation. Although phi feature agreement has been investigated extensively for more than 20 years, multi-valuation has not been looked into as a standalone phenomenon across languages. Multi-valuation provides a novel perspective into long-standing issues such as whether semantic agreement and morphological agreement are both required and whether there is a correlation between the agreement on N and T in a given language.
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Published in: UConn Dissertation
keywords: multi-valuation, agreement, concord, right node raising, syntax
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