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Author Preminger, Omer, 1976-

Title Agreement and its failures / Omer Preminger.

Published Cambridge, MA The MIT Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  415 PREM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Linguistic inquiry monographs.
Linguistic inquiry monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Modeling the Obligatoriness of φ-Agreement -- 2.1.A Working Definition of Agreement -- 2.2.Three Models for the Obligatoriness of Agreement -- 2.3.Failed Agreement, and Why We Should Be Interested in It -- 3.Agreement in the Kichean Agent-Focus Construction: The Facts -- 3.1.Some Basic Facts about Kichean and Agent-Focus -- 3.2.Agreement in Kichean Agent-Focus -- 3.3.The Agent-Focus Person Restriction -- 3.4.The Morphophonology of Kichean Agreement Markers -- 4.A Derivational Account of Absolutive Agreement in Kichean -- 4.1.Background: The Person Case Constraint, and Bejar and Rezac's (2003) Account of It -- 4.2.Relativized Probing -- 4.3.On the Featural Coarseness of Clitic Doubling -- 4.4.Applying Bejar and Rezac's (2003) Account to Kichean -- 4.5.Some Alternative Analyses and Their Drawbacks -- 4.6.Absolutive Agreement in Regular Transitives and Intransitives --
Contents note continued: Appendix: Evidence from Tzotzil for the Separability of Person and Number in Mayan -- 5.Derivational Time-Bombs: Inadequate for Deriving the Obligatoriness of φ-Agreement -- 5.1.Failed Number Agreement in Kichean Agent-Focus -- 5.2.Failed Person Agreement in Kichean Agent-Focus -- 5.3.If Not Derivational Time-Bombs, Then What? On Obligatory Operations and Violable Constraints -- Appendix: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Interlude -- 6.Two More Case Studies in Failed Agreement -- 6.1.The Conjoint/Disjoint Alternation and Nominal Augment Morphology in Zulu -- 6.2.Basque Unergatives -- 7.On "Salience" Hierarchies and Scales -- 7.1.Against "Salience" Hierarchies/Scales in the Account of Kichean Agent-Focus -- 7.2.An Argument from Zulu against "Salience" in Kichean Agent-Focus -- 7.3.Discussion -- 8.Datives, Defective Intervention, and Case Discrimination -- 8.1.The Inability of Datives to Value Features on a φ-Probe --
Contents note continued: 8.2.The Dative Paradox: Datives as "Defective" Interveners -- 8.3.Existing Treatments of the Dative Paradox -- 8.4.Intervention as Failed Agreement -- 8.5.Against a Violable-Constraints Alternative -- 8.6.Summary -- 9.Where's φ? In syntax -- 9.1.The Argument for Morphological Case and φ-Agreement as Postsyntactic Operations -- 9.2.The Missing Evidence: Non-Quirky-Subject Languages -- 9.3.Case Competition in Syntax -- 9.4.Summary -- Appendix: Case Assignment and Case Discrimination in the Kichean Agent-Focus Construction -- 10.Extensions and Outlook -- 10.1.The Logic of φ-Agreement as an Exemplar of Syntactic Computation -- 10.2.Outlook: What Is Left for "Uninterpretable Features"? -- 11.Conclusion.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Agreement.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
ISBN 9780262027403 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262526173 (paperback: alk. paper)