Bárány, AndrásUniBi ; van der Wal, Jenneke
Abstract / Bemerkung
For Bjorkman and Zeijlstra (2019), Agree consists of two operations: checking and valuation. Checking involves probing, always upwards from an uninterpretable feature [*u*F] to an interpretable feature [*i*F] c-commanding it, and [*i*F]’s checking [*u*F]. Valuation generally happens downwards, with the valuer ccommanding the valuee. Upward valuation, in which the probe c-commands the goal, is exceptional and only occurs if downward valuation has failed. In this reply, we argue that this approach is not supported empirically. We present data from Matengo, German, Serbo-Croatian, Sambaa, Liko, and Nez Perce, arguing that upward valuation must be available more generally than Bjorkman and Zeijlstra suggest.
Upward Agree; checking; subject agreement; object agreement; complementizer agreement; morphosyntax
Bárány A, van der Wal J. We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards. Linguistic Inquiry. Accepted:1-30.
Bárány, A., & van der Wal, J. (Accepted). We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards. Linguistic Inquiry, 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00418
Bárány, A., and van der Wal, J. (Accepted). We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards. Linguistic Inquiry, 1-30.
Bárány, A., & van der Wal, J., Accepted. We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards. Linguistic Inquiry, , p 1-30.
A. Bárány and J. van der Wal, “We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards”, Linguistic Inquiry, Accepted, pp. 1-30.
Bárány, A., van der Wal, J.: We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards. Linguistic Inquiry. 1-30 (Accepted).
Bárány, András, and van der Wal, Jenneke. “We Don’t Agree (Only) Upwards”. Linguistic Inquiry (Accepted): 1-30.
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