Editor: João Costa, New University of Lisbon
Editor: Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva, New University of Lisbon
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228108 Pages: 285 Price: U.S. $ 144.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228108 Pages: 285 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
The status of agreement is a core issue in current morphological and syntactic theory. The collection of papers in this volume focuses on important issues, such as the nature of the relation between syntax and morphology in determining agreement relations; whether and which syntactic configurations are relevant for determining agreement; the relevance of verbal agreement for the purposes of EPP; the inquiry into the existence of connections between verbal and DP-internal agreement; on the morphological and syntactic distinction of person, number and gender agreement; how and why AGREE and Spec,head relations trigger different agreement effects; and the type of relation that exists between head-movement and morphological agreement. The data collected come from a wide variety of languages and the studies presented discuss innovative and thought-provoking ideas for dealing with agreement phenomena.
Table of contents
Introduction João Costa and Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva 1-9 Capeverdean DP-internal number agreement: Additional arguments for a distributed morphology approach Ana Castro and Fernanda Pratas 11-24 Nominal and verbal agreement in Portuguese: An argument for Distributed Morphology João Costa and Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva 25-46 Proleptic agreement as a good design property Norbert Corver 47-73 Anti-agreement: Features and locality Anikó Csirmaz 75-98 The acquisition of the standard EPP in Dutch and French Jacqueline van Kampen 99-119 A new view on first conjunct agreement: Evidence from Dutch dialects Marjo Koppen 121-140 Agreement: The (unique and local) syntactic and morphological licenser of subject Case Jaklin Kornfilt 141-171 Probes: Lack of agreement in Romance Guido Mensching and Eva-Maria Remberger 173-201 Syntactic agreement across language modalities: American Sign Language Carol Neidle and Robert G. Lee 203-222 On the relation of [gender] Agreement: Evidence from Friulian Sandra Paoli 223-242 The (dis)association of Tense, phi-features EPP and nominative Case: Case studies from Romance and Greek Ioanna Sitaridou 243-260 Head-Level and Chain-Level constraints on spellout Jochen Trommer 261-281 Index 283-285