The Surrey Database of Agreement

Dunstan Brown d.brown at SURREY.AC.UK
Wed Oct 1 09:47:57 UTC 2003

The Surrey Database of Agreement

The Surrey Morphology Group announces the availability of another 
typological database, searchable online at <> .

The Surrey Database of Agreement encodes detailed information on agreement 
in fifteen genetically diverse languages. For each language, agreement is 
defined in terms of controllers, targets, domains, categories and 
conditions. The database contains pointers to examples illustrating each 
instance of agreement in a particular language. In addition, there are 
language reports describing the languages in the database, giving sources 
and enabling the user to see how decisions were made. The database holds 
extensive data on a small sample of languages and is intended mainly for 
typological investigation rather than for statistical use. Those primarily 
involved were Dunstan Brown, Greville Corbett, Carole Tiberius and Julia 
Barron with Nick Evans and Marianne Mithun as project consultants. Other 
scholars also generously contributed their time and expertise, and we are 
extremely grateful to them. The construction of the database was funded by 
the Economic and Social Research Council (U.K.) under grant number R000238228.

A bibliography of agreement is available at
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