Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016889

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 July 2018



(p.155) 13 Sources

Chris Collins

Paul M. Postal

The MIT Press

This chapter examines φ-feature value assignment to both agreeing pronominals and coordinate nodes in the context of principles that appeal to sources, which can be primary or secondary. The distinction between primary and secondary sources plays an important role in the description of pronominal agreement. The concept of secondary source occupies a central place in the assignment of person values to coordinate nodes. Indeed, key conjunct there cannot be properly defined without an elaborated notion of source that goes beyond primary sources. The chapter provides more substance to the notion of secondary source by specifying three additional types and motivating their recognition. It offers a definition of sources that picks out those other determiner phrases (DPs) that can be secondary sources for P. It also considers an overall account of sources that captures certain types of recursion characteristic of pronominal agreement as well as person assignment to coordinate DPs. In addition, the chapter looks at the subject DPs of predicate nominals and how they can function as secondary sources for pronominal agreement.

Keywords:   pronominals, primary sources, secondary sources, pronominal agreement, person values, assignment, determiner phrases, recursion, predicate nominals, coordinate nodes

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.