Subject Verb Agreement With A Clausal Subject

For subjects coordinated by „and co-ordinating“ conjunctions, the relationship between undeveiliated agreements appears to be consistent with the general trend; or-coordinate, although much less evidenced than and coordinated, show a more marked trend for singular concordance. The general data from the two treebeds, reported in tab 4, confirm that there is a link between the type of coordination (and coordination or coordination) and the choice of construction. A chi-square test for independence shows that this correlation is very significant (χ2 = 21.90, df = 1, p ‪<‬ 0.001), but the effect size (φ = 0.142) is rather weak.18 Moreover, a reading of the contribution of the different cells of tab. 4 to the chi-square test (Gries 2009: 175) shows that the two combinations that are contributing the most to the highly significant outcome are the or-coordinate with singular agreement (10.24) and especially with plural agreement (10.67).19 This result may therefore be too influenced by the scarce number of observations for or-coordinates to be conclusive. To confirm the results of our review of AGDT and PROIEL, it is therefore necessary to work more on Gold coordination. The data from our example B, which, as we have seen, is limited to a certain set of coordinates and with at least one single theme offer a different picture, the trend being more decisive in favor of PA. This sample is best suited to be tested on the assumption of a uniform distribution of the two constructions. A peculiarity of the homily texts also seems to confirm that the RA and the AP imply a difference in the way the information is organized in the sentence. Bakker (1990) has convincingly shown how the appositive syntax of Homeric poems is linked to his composition as oral poetry. It focuses in particular on the specificity of homeric spanning (i.e. the non-coincidence of syntactic and metric boundaries) to show that metric pauses correspond to well-defined pieces of linguistic information produced in unity and processed cognitively. Badecker (2007) drew attention to cases of difference between grammatical sex and semantic numbers.

In French, z.B. Showcase mannequin (model) is morphologically masculine and usually triggers a male match even when used with a female speaker. However, in coordinated sentences, the evidence shows that semantic harmony is privileged: The model and her make-up artist are seated (seated) in the corner (Badecker 2007: 1543). Corbett (1979) proposed a hierarchy of agreements to take into account the influence of semantic and syntactic factors in different types of agreements.