ERIC Number: EJ355628
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Disagreement Rules, Referral Rules and the Spanish Feminine Article "el."
Harris, J. W.
Journal of Linguistics, v23 n1 p177-83 Mar 1987
The Spanish feminine article /el/, ordinarily the singular masculine definite article, has been used as evidence of the need for obligatory disagreement rules. Others explain the anamoly by means of referral rules. A third solution is suggested: an allomorphy rule which can be interpreted syntactically or phonologically. (LMO)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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