Phi-features are morphological features which mark agreement between two entities in a syntactic structure, such as between a noun and a finite verb. The set of features differs greatly between languages but may include person, gender and number but also animacity, tense and aspect.

  • Keywords: Generative grammar, linguistics
  • Source:
    • Dikken (2011) Phi-feature inflection and agreement: An introduction. In: Natural Language Linguist Theory (2011) 29. doi: 10.1007/s11049-011-9156-y.
  • Related: that-t-effect