Agreement by Greville G. CorbettAgreement by Greville G. Corbett

Agreement

byGreville G. Corbett

Paperback | July 24, 2006

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Agreement in language relates to the correspondence between words in a sentence, in terms of gender, case, person, or number. For example, in the sentence 'he runs', the suffix -s 'agrees' with the singular 'he'. Patterns of agreement vary dramatically cross-linguistically, with great diversity in the way it is expressed, and the types of variation permitted. This textbook offers an insight into how agreement works, and how linguists have tried to account for it. It will be essential reading for all those studying the structure and mechanisms of natural languages.
Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey. Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey. Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey. Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at...
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Title:AgreementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.71 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521001706

ISBN - 13:9780521001700

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: canonical agreement; 2. Controllers, targets and domains; 3. The morphology of agreement; 4. Features; 5. Mismatches; 6. Conditions; 7. The agreement hierarchy; 8. Resolution; 9. Other perspectives.