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Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement

Figure 15

Coercion.

Suppose that the speaker wants to use the marker -ti but that the relevant word has no values for gender. The feature matrix of the word can then be ‘coerced’ by assigning it the values of the feature matrix of -ti so that now there is a semantic fit.

Figure 15

doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058960.g015