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Corbett, Greville G. (2009) Agreement In: Die Slavische Sprachen/The slavic Languages: An international Handbook of their Structure, their History and their Investigation, Vol 1. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 342 - 354. ISBN 3110156601

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Abstract

In many respects the agreement systems of Slavonic languages are close to canonical. Controllers of agreement are often present, they have overt expression of features, and they take consistent agreements. The target has obligatory bound expression of agreement, and there is matching of features values (for person, number and gender). However, Slavonic also shows several very interesting instances of agreement choices, induced by a range of different controller types. These agreement choices provide good evidence for the constraints of the Agreement Hierarchy and the Predicate Hierarchy, as well as for various types of condition on agreement, notably animacy and precedence.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: syntax, linguistics, agreement, Slavonic languages
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:39
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:18
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1316

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