Mark C. Baker's The Syntax of Agreement and Concord PDF

By Mark C. Baker

ISBN-10: 0521855470

ISBN-13: 9780521855471

'Agreement' is the grammatical phenomenon within which the shape of 1 merchandise, akin to the noun 'horses', forces a moment merchandise within the sentence, corresponding to the verb 'gallop', to seem in a specific shape, i.e. 'gallop' needs to consider 'horses' in quantity. even supposing contract phenomena are one of the most universal and well-studied features of grammar, there are specific easy questions that experience not often been requested, not to mention spoke back. This e-book develops a thought of the contract tactics present in language, and considers why verbs accept as true with topics in individual, adjectives agree in quantity and gender yet no longer individual, and nouns don't agree in any respect. Explaining those ameliorations ends up in a conception that may be utilized to all elements of speech and to all languages.

Show description

Read or Download The Syntax of Agreement and Concord PDF

Best grammar books

A Living Russian Grammar - download pdf or read online

The "Living Russian Grammar" is meant for college scholars and for college kids in faculties and faculties, in addition to for adults at newbie and near-beginner point. it may well additionally usefully be utilized by intermediate newcomers who desire to evaluate and consolidate their language talents, both with a instructor, or in self learn mode.

Download PDF by Norbert Corver, Henk Van Riemsdijk: Semi-Lexical Categories: The Function of Content Words and

The excellence among practical different types and lexical different types is on the middle of present-day grammatical conception, in theories on language acquisition, code-switching and aphasia. even as, it has turn into transparent, notwithstanding, that there are various lexical goods for which it really is much less effortless to make a decision whether or not they part with the lexical different types or the sensible ones.

Get Universal grammar in child second language acquisition : PDF

This booklet examines baby moment language acquisition in the rules and Parameters conception of common Grammar (UG). in particular, the booklet specializes in null-subjects within the constructing grammars of youngsters buying English as a moment language. The booklet presents facts from the longitudinal speech information of 4 baby moment language (L2) novices so as to try out the predictions of a contemporary concept of null-subjects, particularly, the Morphological Uniformity precept (MUP).

Download e-book for kindle: Grammar : 1,001 practice questions for dummies by Geraldine Woods

Perform makes excellent - and is helping deepen your realizing of English grammarEstablishing solid grammar behavior will set you up for achievement. From English category to writing your collage essay, from corporatecommunications, to updating your social media websites, sturdy grammar is vital and now you could have 1,001 how one can deepen your figuring out and perform your talents.

Additional info for The Syntax of Agreement and Concord

Sample text

These band are brilliant live. (Wechsler and Zlati´c 2003:76–9) This sort of agreement is semantic in that it depends on semantic properties of the subject – in particular, the ability of a singular noun to denote a group consisting of several members. British speakers are also reported to detect a semantic distinction between using the plural form are and the singular form is in a sentence like (8): is goes with a collective reading of the predicate and are with a distributive reading. Somehow, then, a semantically licensed form can replace a morphosyntactically licensed form under certain conditions in British English.

The tall person arrived. b. *The man person arrived. c. *The sing person arrived. Until recently, most generative work on the lexical categories has concentrated on capturing their similarities, through X-bar theory and the positing of parallel systems of functional categories. In Baker 2003a, however, I sought to explain these and other, more subtle morphosyntactic differences in a unified way. My theory is based on the definitions in (39), together with the basic principles in (40). (39) a. Verbs are lexical categories that license a specifier.

The adjective Italian, in contrast, has no referential index, and hence cannot be the local binder that itself requires. (45d) is thus ruled out as a violation of Chomsky’s Binding Principle A. This kind of account extends to the more elementary fact that nouns and their projections can serve as the subjects and direct objects of verbs and other θ marking heads, given Williams’s (1989) view that θ -roles are a kind of anaphor. Under this assumption, (46b) is ruled out for the same reason as (45d): the agent θ -role of the verb destroy is an anaphor that has no syntactic binder.

Download PDF sample

The Syntax of Agreement and Concord by Mark C. Baker

by Paul

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 34 votes
This entry was posted in Grammar.