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Agreement: The range of the phenomenon and the principles of the Surrey Database of Agreement.

Corbett, GG (2003) Agreement: The range of the phenomenon and the principles of the Surrey Database of Agreement. Agreement: A Typological Perspective (special number of Transactions of the Philogical Society, 101 (2). 155 - 202.

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Abstract

Agreement is approached from the analytical decisions required for constructing a typological database. The Surrey Database of Agreement provides detailed, highly structured information on the agreement systems of fifteen genetically diverse languages. The range of material included and the criteria for inclusion are set out here. There is then detailed discussion of the difficult cases, in particular the dividing line between agreement markers and pronominal affixes. The criteria relevant to this distinction are in part drawn from the literature and in part new. The aim is that the criteria adopted should be fully clear, so that linguists of different persuasions can use the database for their varying purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Typology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:40
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1336

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