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Table A.1

Gender and number percolation rules. FC = first child with non-NA gender/number. Rules for each constituent type are applied in order, until a condition holds. Rules for gender and number are applied independently of each other.

Constituent
Condition
Feature Values
SBAR has REL and S children S.features 
SBAR otherwise NA 
 
PREDP has ADJP child ADJP.features 
PREDP has AGR child and no NP child AGR.features 
PREDP otherwise NA 
 
has VP child and no NP-Subj child VP.features 
has VB child and no NP-Subj child VB.features 
otherwise NA 
 
NNPG always 
 
NP has NNT child NNT.features 
NP has CDT and NP children CDT.number NP.gender 
NP is a conjunction gender=U number=Plural 
NP has a “ child 
NP first child is NP, second is POS NP.features 
NP has IN child FC.gender number=U 
NP has child with non-NA gen/num FC.gender FC.number 
NP otherwise NA 
 
ADJP has JJT child JJT.features 
ADJP has child with non-NA gen/num FC.gender FC.number 
ADJP otherwise NA 
 
VP has VB child VB.features 
VP has VB-Modal child VB-Modal.features 
VP has VP child VP.features 
VP otherwise NA 
 
other always NA 
Constituent
Condition
Feature Values
SBAR has REL and S children S.features 
SBAR otherwise NA 
 
PREDP has ADJP child ADJP.features 
PREDP has AGR child and no NP child AGR.features 
PREDP otherwise NA 
 
has VP child and no NP-Subj child VP.features 
has VB child and no NP-Subj child VB.features 
otherwise NA 
 
NNPG always 
 
NP has NNT child NNT.features 
NP has CDT and NP children CDT.number NP.gender 
NP is a conjunction gender=U number=Plural 
NP has a “ child 
NP first child is NP, second is POS NP.features 
NP has IN child FC.gender number=U 
NP has child with non-NA gen/num FC.gender FC.number 
NP otherwise NA 
 
ADJP has JJT child JJT.features 
ADJP has child with non-NA gen/num FC.gender FC.number 
ADJP otherwise NA 
 
VP has VB child VB.features 
VP has VB-Modal child VB-Modal.features 
VP has VP child VP.features 
VP otherwise NA 
 
other always NA 
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