Agreement Weakening at PF: A Reply to Benmamoun and Lorimor

Peter Ackema, Ad Neeleman

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Benmamoun and Lorimor (2006) dispute the claim made in Ackema and Neeleman 2003 that certain agreement alternations in Standard Arabic, and various related phenomena, can successfully be analyzed in terms of postsyntactic spell-out rules that are sensitive to prosodic structure. In this reply, we argue that the data discussed by Benmamoun and Lorimor do not warrant their conclusion, and in fact provide further evidence in favor of our original analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-96
Number of pages22
JournalLinguistic Inquiry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • agreement alternations
  • Standard Arabic
  • Dutch,
  • prosodic domains
  • pro drop


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