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LINGUIST List 17.1964

Wed Jul 05 2006

Books: Syntax: Corbett

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Agreement: Corbett


Message 1: Agreement: Corbett
Date: 10-Jun-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Agreement: Corbett


Title: Agreement
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521001700

Author: Greville G. Corbett
Hardback: ISBN: 0521807085 Pages: 346 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 521001706 Pages: 346 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 521001706 Pages: 346 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Abstract:

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' in number with the singular
pronoun 'he'. Patterns of agreement vary dramatically
cross-linguistically, with great diversity in the way it is expressed and
the types of variation permitted. This clear introduction offers an insight
into how agreement works, and how linguists have tried to account for it.
Comparing examples from a range of languages, with radically different
agreement systems, it demonstrates agreement at work in a variety of
constructions. It shows how agreement is influenced by the conflicting
effects of sentence structure and meaning, and highlights the oddities of
agreement in English. The first textbook devoted to the cross-linguistic
study of the topic, Agreement will be essential reading for all those
studying the structure and mechanisms of natural languages.


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.


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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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