Resolution rules are syntactic parameters that regulate the proper agreement of phi-features (person, number, and gender) between a noun/noun phrase and a verb phrase within a grammatical language system. One of the facets of the primary study, of which this paper is an excerpt, examines L2 English compositions written by native Arabic speakers and investigates whether students transfer person phi-feature agreement patterns from their L1 to their L2. The findings discussed in this paper reveal agreement errors in the application of person resolution rules, and the majority of these person agreement errors are found in indefinite pronoun constructions.
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"Person Resolution Agreement in L2 Compositions: Native Arabic Writers in an L2 English,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 6
, Article 11.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol6/iss1/11