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Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano

Roberta D'Alessandro


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{
  "publisher": "Language Science Press", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3541757", 
  "ISBN": "978-3-96110-214-3", 
  "container_title": "Agree to Agree", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2019, 
        11, 
        14
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>Ripano, an Italo-Romance variety spoken in Ripatransone in central Italy, exhibits a<br>\nnumber of phenomena that are quite rare among the Romance languages. It shows<br>\ndedicated gender marking on the finite verb, unlike any other Romance language.<br>\nThe same variety also exhibits adverbial and prepositional agreement. Furthermore,<br>\nwhenever a topic is present in the clause it triggers agreement: finite verbs, non-<br>\nfinite verbs (participles and gerunds), adverbs, and prepositions all show agreement<br>\nwith the topic.<br>\nTopic-driven agreement, I argue, is the result of two co-occurring factors: 1. the<br>\npresence of an extra item, a &phi;-probe, in the lexical inventory of the language; 2. A<br>\nspecial setup of this probe, which requires agreement with the topic. I also present<br>\nsome cross-linguistic evidence for this analysis.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Roberta D'Alessandro"
    }
  ], 
  "page": "235-270", 
  "publisher_place": "Berlin", 
  "type": "chapter", 
  "id": "3541757"
}
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