Agreement by Greville G. Corbett PDF

By Greville G. Corbett

ISBN-10: 0521807085

ISBN-13: 9780521807081

Contract in language pertains to the correspondence among phrases in a sentence, by way of gender, case, individual, or quantity. for instance, within the sentence 'he runs', the suffix -s 'agrees' with the singular 'he'. styles of contract fluctuate dramatically cross-linguistically, with nice variety within the means it truly is expressed, and the categories of edition authorised. This textbook deals an perception into how contract works, and the way linguists have attempted to account for it. it is going to be crucial examining for all these learning the constitution and mechanisms of common languages.

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