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Adjectives in Germanic and Romance

Adjectives in Germanic and Romance by Petra Sleeman
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The Germanic languages display cross-linguistic variation with respect to whether predicative adjectives agree. This paper attempts to determine which component of the grammar is responsible for this variation. In order to do so, it examines three different options: the variation has a lexical source, a syntactic source, or is due to an interaction between syntax and morphology. The conclusion the paper reaches is that the variation is either situated in the lexicon or has a morphosyntactic source. A purely syntactic source will, however, be excluded.
John Benjamins Publishing Company; February 2014
294 pages; ISBN 9789027270689
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Title: Adjectives in Germanic and Romance
Author: Petra Sleeman; Freek Van de Velde; Harry Perridon