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Subject: The Syntax of Agreement and Concord: Baker

 

	
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Title: The Syntax of Agreement and Concord 
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 115  

Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	
Author: Mark C Baker

Hardback: ISBN:  9780521855471 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9780521671569 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 21.99


Abstract:

'Agreement' is the grammatical phenomenon in which the form of one item,
such as the noun 'horses', forces a second item in the sentence, such as
the verb 'gallop', to appear in a particular form, i.e. 'gallop' must agree
with 'horses' in number. Even though agreement phenomena are some of the
most familiar and well-studied aspects of grammar, there are certain basic
questions that have rarely been asked, let alone answered. This book
develops a theory of the agreement processes found in language, and
considers why verbs agree with subjects in person, adjectives agree in
number and gender but not person, and nouns do not agree at all. Explaining
these differences leads to a theory that can be applied to all parts of
speech and to all languages. 



1. Introduction: Category distinctions as a window on the theory of agreement; 
2. Basic agreement and category distinctions; 
3. The unity of verbal and adjectival agreement; 
4. Explaining the restriction on person agreement; 
5. Parameters of agreement. 


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                     Morphology
                     Syntax


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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