Towards a Typology of Agreement Phenomena

Tania Avgustinova; Hans Uszkoreit

In: "The Role of Agreement in Natural Languages". Texas Linguistic Society Conference (TLS'2001), March 2-4. Texas Linguistic Society Conference (TLS), Lincom Europa, 2001.


Agreement phenomena are instances of co-variation of linguistic forms which is typically realised as feature congruity, i.e. compatibility of values of identical grammatical categories of syntactically combined linguistic items. Agreement is a relatively well-researched topic, especially in Slavic linguistics, cf. (Corbett, 2000a). However, the investigations have mainly concentrated on the linguistic items themselves (as agreement sources) and on the relevant properties of these items (in terms of agreement features and conditions). The nature of the relations holding between the "agreeing" items has not received proper attention yet.

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