John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages
Agreement plays a central role in modern generative grammar. The present collection brings together contributions from experts on various aspects of agreement systems in the world s languages in an attempt to formulate formal and substantive universals in this domain. All the papers contained here focus on the formalization of the mechanisms of agreement and on the relationship between case and agreement. All the papers propose solutions by seriously examining cross-linguistic data from the usual Germanic and Romance languages to Lummi, Greek, Hindi, Turkish and other Turkic languages, Japanese, Tsez, Masaai, Russian, Arabic, Basque, Warlpiri, Kaltakungu, and Bantu.
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1 Are we in Agreement?
2 From hierarchies to features
3 Finiteness and the relation between Agreement and Nominative Case
4 Case and agreement with genitive of quantifi cation in Russian
5 How sentences grow in the mind
6 Agreement confi gurations
7 Agree in syntax agreement in signs
3rd person accusative Agree agreement features agreement patterns Alexiadou analysis argued argument assigned assume Boeckx c-command case-marked checking Chomsky Chomsky’s clausal clitics complement clause concord Condition configuration constructions dative default derivation discussion domain element English epistemic modality ergative subject European Portuguese expletive fact finite verb gender grammar Icelandic Infl inflected inherent interface interpretation intervention effects involved Kayne Koopman languages lexical licensing Linguistic Inquiry Maasai markedness matching matrix ment Merge Mihai minimalist minimalist syntax mood morpheme morphological movement nominative subject noun null object obligatory option overt participle PhD dissertation phi-features phrase pjat plural predicate present preverbal DP probes pronominal properties proposed quirky raising raising verbs relation relevant Romanian semantic Siguršsson Spec head specifier structure subject-verb agreement subjunctive syntactic syntax tense theory tion tive trigger Tsez Turkic languages Turkish unvalued valuation verb agreement Warlpiri δ δ