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Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

By Cedric Boeckx

© 2008 – Routledge

278 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents




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




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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General