Editor: Cedric Boeckx, Harvard University
Hardback: ISBN: 902723356X Pages: 346 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902723356X Pages: 346 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
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.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements vii List of contributors ix Introduction Cedric Boeckx 1-12 Are we in Agreement? Gabriela Alboiu 13-39 From hierarchies to features: Person splits and direct-inverse alternations Artemis Alexiadou and Elena Anagnostopoulou 41-62 Finiteness and the relation between Agreement and Nominative Case Gülşat Aygen 63-98 Case and agreement with genitive of quantification in Russian Željko Bošković 99-120 How sentences grow in the mind: Agreement and selection in an efficient minimalist syntax John Frampton and Sam Gutmann 121-157 Agreement configurations: In defense of "Spec head" Hilda Koopman 159-199 Agree in syntax, agreement in signs Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson 201-237 Standard Arabic subject-verb agreement asymmetry revisited in an Agree- based minimalist syntax Usama Soltan 239-265 Complete and partial Infl Juan Uriagereka 267-298 Case-agreement mismatches Ellen Woolford 299-316 Local agreement C. Jan-Wouter Zwart 317-339 Index 341-346