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Feature conflicts, feature resolution, and the structure of either…or

Peter W. Smith
E-mail: p.smith@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Beata Moskal
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Katharina Hartmann
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Zheng Shen
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

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Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the asymmetry in agreement between conjunction and disjunction, and consider possible reasons for the lack of resolved agreement in disjunctions as compared to conjunctions. We provide evidence from agreement that disjunction sentences are not derived through local agreement and ellipsis, and argue in favour of a syntactic symmetry between conjunctions and disjunctions by showing that resolved agreement is present in some disjunctions.
Keywords:
conjunction, disjunction, agreement, ellipsis,
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