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Agreement and Its Failures

Omer Preminger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This monograph shows that the typically obligatory nature of predicate-argument agreement in phi-features (phi-agreement) cannot be captured through “derivational time-bombs” – elements of the ... More


Introduction

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is the introduction to the monograph. It outlines the basic research question, and presents a short synopsis of each of the subsequent chapters.


Agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus Construction: The Facts

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the central empirical domain explored in the monograph: agreement in the Agent-Focus (AF) construction of the Kichean languages. The chapter begins with a general discussion of ... More


A Derivational Account of Absolutive Agreement in Kichean

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents a derivational account of agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus (AF) construction, and of absolutive agreement in Kichean more generally. The account is based on the notion of ... More


On “Salience” Hierarchies and Scales

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter presents five arguments against direct reference to scales/hierarchies of ‘salience’ in the account of agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus (AF) construction. The first four of these ... More


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