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Full Title: Agreement 2014: Defining and Mapping Agreement

Location: York, UK, United Kingdom
Start Date: 31-Jul-2014 - 31-Jul-2014
Contact: Norman Yeo
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/projects/ctia/agreement2014/
Meeting Description: Conference URL: http://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/projects/ctia/agreement2014/

Invited Speakers:

Greville Corbett (Surrey)
Jürg Fleischer (Marburg)

Agreement, in its simplest form, can be described as a situation where information associated with a 'controller' element also appears on another 'target' element. In many languages, agreement is pervasive, so much so that each of the major syntactic frameworks requires a way of dealing with it, either as a primitive operation such as Agree (as in Minimalism), or in terms of agreement, concord or index features (as in LFG and HPSG). However, despite extensive research, many aspects of agreement still remain deeply puzzling.
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax
LL Issue: 24.5234

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