Further remarks on first conjunct agreement

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Journal Article

Aoun, Benmamoun, and Sportiche (ABS, 1994) propose an analysis of first conjunct agreement in VS sentences in Lebanese Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. On the basis of the distribution of number-sensitive items, they argue that this type of agreement is due to clausal coordination. Munn (1999) argues against ABS's account and proposes that first conjunct agreement in the Arabic dialects arises because coordination of NP subjects is semantically plural but syntactically singular. In this reply we show that Munn's alternative analysis is empirically inadequate. © 1999 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aoun, J; Benmamoun, E; Sportiche, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 669 - 681

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0024-3892

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-3892

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1162/002438999554255

Citation Source

  • Scopus