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Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano

Roberta D'Alessandro

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  "description": "<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>", 
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  "headline": "Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano", 
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  "datePublished": "2019-11-14", 
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  "name": "Agreement across the board: Topic agreement in Ripano"
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