Agreement by Greville G. Corbett

By Greville G. Corbett

Contract in language pertains to the correspondence among phrases in a sentence, when it comes to gender, case, individual, or quantity. for instance, within the sentence 'he runs', the suffix -s 'agrees' with the singular 'he'. styles of contract differ dramatically cross-linguistically, with nice variety within the manner it truly is expressed, and the kinds of version authorized. This textbook bargains an perception into how contract works, and the way linguists have attempted to account for it. it is going to be crucial studying for all these learning the constitution and mechanisms of normal languages.

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