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Syntactic Production, Agreement in

  • By: Julie Franck
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

In linguistics, agreement refers to the correspondence of some formal feature (person, gender, number) between an agreement controller (e.g., the subject noun) and syntactically related words in the sentence (e.g., the verb). Experimental psycholinguistics capitalized on “attraction” ...