Agreement Systems (Linguistik Aktuell / Linguistics Today, Volume 92)
Author: Cedric Boeckx
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Publication date: 2006
Number of pages: 346
Format / Quality: PDF-zipped
Agreement plays a central role in modern generative grammar. The present collection brings together contributions from experts on various aspects of agreement systems in the world’s languages in an attempt to formulate formal and substantive universals in this domain. All the papers contained here focus on the formalization of the mechanisms of agreement and on the relationship between case and agreement. All the papers propose solutions by seriously examining cross-linguistic data from the usual Germanic and Romance languages to Lummi, Greek, Hindi, Turkish and other Turkic languages, Japanese, Tsez, Masaai, Russian, Arabic, Basque, Warlpiri, Kaltakungu, and Bantu.