Agreement in Natural Language: Approaches, Theories, Descriptions by Michael Barlow
Although grammatical agreement or concord is widespread in human languages, linguistic theorists have generally treated agreement phenomena as secondary or even marginal. All the papers in this volume, however, take agreement phenomena seriously, as presenting either a general issue in theory construction or a descriptive problem in particular types of languages. The theoretical perspectives range from purportedly theory-neutral typological frameworks to assumptions about the validity of one or another current formal model. Further, the degree of generality ranges from a universalist nature-of-human-language agenda to concern with one or another aspect of grammatical agreement or with agreement in a single language or language group.
Preface; 1. Introduction Charles A. Ferguson and Michael Barlow; 2. Agreement: a partial specification based on Slavonic data Greville G. Corbett; 3. On the function of agreement Christian Lehmann; 4. Toward a unified theory of agreement Steven G. Lapoint; 5. Agreement and markedness Edith A. Moravcsik; 6. Agreement in Arabic, binding and coherence Abdelkader Fassi Fehri; 7. Agreement vs. case marketing and direct objects William Croft; 8. Case agreement in Lithuanian Alan Timberlake; 9. On the complementary of subject and subject-verb agreement Edit Doron; 10. Extensions of brother-in-law agreement; 11. Asymmetric feature distribution in pronominal 'coordinations' Linda Schwatz; 12. Agreement with gaps in Chamorro and Palauan Sandra Chung and Carol Geogopoulos; 13. 'Agreement' and syntactic composition: the Luiseño single-possessive condition Susan Steele; 14. Noun phrase internal case agreement in Russian Leonard H. Babby; 15. Noun classes and agreement in Sesotho acquisition Katherine A. Demuth; 16. Noun classes and agreement systems in Kru: a historical approach Lynell Marchese; Language index; Name index; Subject index.