Areal Typology of Agreement Systems

Areal Typology of Agreement Systems

Matasovic, Ranko

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

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 findings about the distribution of various agreement patterns in the world's languages.
1. Introduction; 2. What is agreement?; 3. Domains of agreement and categories involved; 4. Problems with agreement; 5. Grammatical, ambiguous and anaphoric agreement; 6. Marginal agreement; 7. The sample of languages; 8. Areal and genetic patterns in agreement systems; 9. Typological correlations in agreement systems; 10. Diachronic patterns in the development of agreement; 11. Conclusions.
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