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Grammatical Relations in a typology of agreement systems

Corbett, Greville G. (2012) Grammatical Relations in a typology of agreement systems In: Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations: A crosslinguistic typology. Studies in Language Companion Series, 126, XV . John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 37 - 54. ISBN 978 90 272 0593 3

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Abstract

It has been suggested that grammatical relations should be sufficient to determine agreement relations within the clausal domain. Three types of counter-example to this proposal are presented. Then evidence is presented which suggests that the rules for agreement require access to thematic roles and to communicative functions. In addition, they need to refer to surface case. While grammatical relations provide a useful part of a typology of agreement, they are far from sufficient.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics, typology, syntax, morphology
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 19:26
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 10:00
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/713579

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