LINGUIST List 14.3062

Mon Nov 10 2003

Books: Sem/Morph, Serbo-Croatian: Wechsler, Zlatic

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Message 1: The Many Faces of Agreement: Wechsler, Zlatic

Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 14:18:52 +0000
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Subject: The Many Faces of Agreement: Wechsler, Zlatic

Title: The Many Faces of Agreement
Series Title: Stanford Monographs in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications	
Author: Stephen Wechsler, University of Texas, Austin 
Author: Larisa Zlatic, Zlatic Language Services, Austin 

Hardback: ISBN: 1575864177, Pages: 253, Price: 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1575864185, Pages: 253, Price: 22.00

Agreement features correlate closely with semantics as well as noun
morphology. This book presents a precise formal theory of those
correlations, illustrated with Serbo-Croatian and other languages. In
explaining regular agreement as a network of constraints, the theory
also predicts a restricted set of exceptional situations where normal
agreement can give way to agreement mismatches.

With this framework in place, the authors explore a number of factors
that affect agreement processes. The theory even explains the striking
cross-linguistic generalizations expressed in Corbett's Agreement
Hierarchy. Agreement is shown to be a distributed phenomenon,
manifesting its many faces among the various components of grammar.

This book may be ordered from The University of Chicago Press or your
local bookstore. Chicago toll free number 1-800-621-2736 (U.S. &
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Lingfield(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Serbo-croatian (Language Code: SRC)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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