Agreement in Natural Language: Approaches, Theories, Descriptions
Center for the Study of Language (CSLI), Jan 1, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 355 pages
Although grammatical agreement or concord is widespread in human languages, linguistic theorists have generally treated agreement phenomena as secondary or even marginal. All the papers in this volume, however, take agreement phenomena seriously, as presenting either a general issue in theory construction or a descriptive problem in particular types of languages. The theoretical perspectives range from purportedly theory-neutral typological frameworks to assumptions about the validity of one or another current formal model. Further, the degree of generality ranges from a universalist nature-of-human-language agenda to concern with one or another aspect of grammatical agreement or with agreement in a single language or language group.
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On the Function of Agreement
Toward a Unified Theory of Agreement
Markedness and Morphological Features
Agreement and Markednessthe Empirical Fit
Agreement in Arabic
An Agreement Typology and the Domain Problem
Extensions of BrotherinLaw Agreement
Agreement with Gaps
Noun Phrase Internal
Prequantifiers and Discontinuous Case Agreement
Case Marking on Postposed Modifiers
adjectives affix agreement features agreement markers agreement system analysis anaphoric animacy Arabic Argument Structure assigned binding Bresnan c-commanded Chomsky clitic Coherence complex constituent constructions control agreement controllee coordination Corbett correlations definite direct object distribution domain elements example external agreement f-nucleus f-structure fact Fassi Fehri feminine GEND gender genitive Godie governed grammatical function Greenberg head noun hierarchy inflected Keenan Kru languages languages Lapointe Lehmann lexical Linguistics markedness markedness theory marking masculine ment modifiers Moravcsik morpheme morphological nominal noun class noun phrases occur Palauan paper person phonological pjat plural Possessive postposition PPCs predicate complement prefix prequantifiers principles problem pronominal pronoun Proposition PRT.CMPLX quantifier referent Relational Grammar relative clause Russian semantic sentences Sesotho Sesotho noun singular Slavonic Southern Tiwa specified SUBJ suffix syntactic syntax target tion types Tzotzil unbounded dependencies University unmarked verb verb agrees WH-Agreement Wobe Yapese Zayd
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