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Title: The Syntax of Agreement and Concord
Written By: Mark C. Baker
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 115
Description:

'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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
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