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Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

By Cedric Boeckx

Routledge – 2008 – 266 pages

Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

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Description

This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism. Although the theoretical context of the volume is minimalist in character, Boeckx formulates formal and substantive universals in the domain of agreement.

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I – Agreement Restrictions

1. Quirky Agreement

2. Intricacies of Agreement in Icelandic

Part II – Agreement and Agree

3. Long-Distance Agreement in Hindi: Theoretical Implications

4. Conditions on Agreement in Japanese

5. Honorification as Agreement

6. Multiplicity: Symmetries and Asymmetries

Part III – Agreement and Locality

7. Agree vs. Attract: A Relativized Minimality Solution to a Proper Binding Problem

8. Conflicting C-command Requirements

9. Raising Across Experiencers Cross-Linguistically

10. The Fine Structure of Intervention in Syntax

Part IV – Agreement and Interpretation

11. Scope Reconstruction and A-Movement

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Name: Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Cedric Boeckx. This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the...
Categories: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Theoretical Linguistics