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Title: The Many Faces of Agreement
Written By: Stephen Wechsler
Larisa Zlatic
Series Title: Stanford Monographs in Linguistics
Description:

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.

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575864177
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 253
Prices: USD 65.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575864185
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 253
Prices: USD 22.00