Harmonic Minimalism - Cumulativity and Serialism in Syntax - Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy [+-]
University of Leipzig
Andrew Murphy is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leipzig where he obtained his PhD in linguistics in 2017.


This chapter will present cases studies of cumulative effects found with agreement. A major focus will be on deriving dative intervention effects in Icelandic, as well as the well-known person restriction (Sigursson & Holmberg 2008), as gang effects. It will be shown that these two phenomena can be unied in a constraint-based analysis. In addition, the interaction of complementizer agreement and passivization of raised objects in Lubukusu (Diercks 2013) will also be argued to constitute a gang effect with agreement. This chapter will also assess the prospect of treating well-known cases of hierarchy effects. Building on work by Georgi (2019), it will be shown that the choice of particular agreement controllers in such contexts can be conditioned by low-ranked markedness constraints.

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Murphy, Andrew. Agreement. Harmonic Minimalism - Cumulativity and Serialism in Syntax. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2021. ISBN 9780000000000. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.40311. Nov 2021

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