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Verbal Agreement and the Grammar Behind Its 'Breakdown' Minimalist Feature Checking

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ISBN-10: 3484303646

ISBN-13: 9783484303645

Edition: 1997

Authors: Elly van Gelderen

List price: $154.00
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Rules of agreement, or concord, account for the special relationship between the verb and the 'subject' that exists in most languages. In many traditional grammars, it is taken for granted that this agreement occurs and usually only the cases of 'lack of concord' are discussed. The book examines rules accounting for the agreement phenomena (mostly in a recent Chomskian framework) as well as account for the instances where agreement is 'deficient' and show this is due to expletives, word order, coordination and language change. Rather than regard the lack of agreement as 'deficient', it will be considered as indicative of syntactic structure.
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Book details

List price: $154.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Verlag Max Niemeyer
Publication date: 7/2/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long
Weight: 1.210
Language: English