Resolving conflicts within and across modules

Mismatches between and within linguistic domains pose particular challenges for grammatical modeling, whether in terms of Minimalist syntax, Distributed Morphology, or Optimality Theory. Such mismatches may arise either ‘constructionally’, as in coordinations that control agreement, in quantified noun phrases, or in copular structures, or due to the properties of ‘hybrid’ nouns, which trigger semantic agreement on some targets and syntactic agreement on others, or finally, due to morphology-specific changes in the realization of syntactic properties. These papers involve analytic challenges in terms of existing models of agreement, case, and their morphological realization, and offer new solutions from a rich panorama of empirical studies.

Guest Editors: Andrew Nevins and Jana Willer-Gold

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