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An areal typology of agreement systems

Author: Ranko Matasović
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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The first areal-typological exploration of agreement systems in the world's languages.
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Matasović, Ranko.
Areal typology of agreement systems.
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018000225
(OCoLC)1017587833
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ranko Matasović
ISBN: 9781108372879 1108372872 9781108355766 1108355765
OCLC Number: 1038267075
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of maps; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Part I Theoretical Prerequisites; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Topic of This Book; 1.2 Outline of the Book; 2 What Is Agreement?; 3 Domains of Agreement and Categories Involved; 3.1 Domains; 3.2 Categories; 3.2.1 Number and Gender Agreement in the NP; 3.2.2 Categories in Verbal Agreement; 3.2.3 Gender and Other Systems of Classification; 3.2.4 Person; 3.2.5 Number; 3.2.6 Minor Agreement Patterns; 3.3 Summary; 4 Problems with Agreement. 4.1 Optionality of Agreement4.2 Omission of Controllers; 4.3 Referentiality of Targets: Pronominal Argument Hypothesis; 4.4 Markedness of Targets; 4.5 Case Agreement; 4.6 Person/Number Agreement in the NP; 5 Grammatical, Ambiguous and Anaphoric Agreement; 6 Marginal Agreement; Part II Empirical Results; 7 The Sample of Languages; 7.1 The Construction of the Sample; 7.2 The Design of the Database; 8 Areal and Genetic Patterns in Agreement Systems; 8.1 Eurasia; 8.2 Africa and the Middle East; 8.3 North America; 8.4 South America; 8.5 Australia and Oceania; 8.6 Differences among the Macro-Areas. 8.7 Areal and Genetic Stability of Agreement Patterns9 Typological Correlations in Agreement Systems; 9.1 Adnominal and Verbal Agreement; 9.2 Grammatical Verbal Agreement and Adnominal Agreement; 9.3 Person Agreement in the NP and in the Verb; 9.4 Agreement and Word Order; 10 Diachronic Patterns in the Development of Agreement; 10.1 Origins of Agreement; 10.2 Loss of Agreement; 11 Conclusions; Appendix: Languages in the Database; References; Language Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: Ranko Matasović, Univesity of Zagreb.

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Intended for experts in typological and areal linguistics and to students of these disciplines, this study contains new theoretical insights into the nature of grammatical agreement, and empirical  Read more...

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