The proper agreement of phi-features (person, number, and gender) between a noun/noun phrase and a verb phrase within a grammatical language system is the realm of resolution rules; these resolution rules are the syntactic parameters that regulate this agreement. The initial study, of which this paper highlights a portion, examines L2 English compositions written by native Arabic speakers and investigates whether these students transfer phi-feature agreement patterns from their L1 to their L2. The findings discussed in this paper are focused on agreement errors in the application of number resolution rules, and the majority of these number agreement errors are found in indefinite pronoun constructions.
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"Number Resolution Rule Agreement in Arabic Writers L2 English Compositions,"
Linguistic Portfolios: Vol. 7
, Article 9.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol7/iss1/9