Agreement Systems

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Cedric Boeckx
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Are we in Agreement?
13
2 From hierarchies to features
41
3 Finiteness and the relation between Agreement and Nominative Case
63
4 Case and agreement with genitive of quantifi cation in Russian
99
5 How sentences grow in the mind
121
6 Agreement confi gurations
159
7 Agree in syntax agreement in signs
201
8 Standard Arabic subjectverb agreement asymmetry revisited in an Agreebased minimalist syntax
239
9 Complete and partial Infl
267
10 Caseagreement mismatches
299
11 Local agreement
317
Author index
341
Subject index
345
Linguistik AktuellLinguistics Today
347
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