An HPSG account of closest conjunct agreement in NP coordination in Portuguese

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2005.25

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This paper discusses the NP-internal agreement strategies observed in an empirical (corpus based) study of Portuguese, and proposes an analysis which is formalized in the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). The empirical study suggests that what were previously thought to be rare or non-existent strategies occur with surprising frequency. Capturing these strategies poses problems for many standard approaches to agreement. The formalization shows how they can be captured with a relatively conservative extension of the existing HPSG theory of agreement.

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2005-10-15

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Villavicencio, Aline & Sadler, Louisa & Arnold, Doug. 2005. An HPSG account of closest conjunct agreement in NP coordination in Portuguese. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 427–447. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2005.25) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/627) (Accessed June 19, 2024.)