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Band 536:
Keine, Stefan: Case and Agreement from Fringe to Core. A Minimalist Approach. XII/228 S. - Berlin / New York: de Gruyter, 2010.
ISBN: 978-3-11-023439-8
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[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. NA 936
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-023440-4

This book explores the view that impoverishment and Agree operations are part of a single grammatical component. The architecture set forth here gives rise tocomplex but highly systematic interactions between the two operations. This interaction is shown to provide a unified and general account of apparentlydiverse and unrelated intances of eccentric argument encoding that so far haveremained elusive to a unified theoretical account. The proposed view of the grammatical architecture achieves an integration of these phenomena withinbetter-studied languages and thus gives rise to a more general theory of caseand agreement phenomena. The empirical evidence on the basis of which the proposal is developed drawsfrom a wide range of typologically non-related languages, including Basque, Hindi, Icelandic, Itelmen, Marathi, Nez Perce, Niuean, Punjabi, Sahaptin, Selayarese, Yukaghir, and Yurok. The proposal has far-reaching consequences for the study of grammatical architecture, linguistic interfaces, derivational locality in apparently non-local dependencies and the role of functional considerations in formal approaches tothe human language faculty.


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Preface S. IX
Abbreviations S. XI
1.   Introduction S. 1
2.   Theoretical Background S. 5
3.   The Input to Agree S. 37
4.   Eccentric Agreement S. 69
5.   Icelandic Nominative Objects S. 107
6.   Global Case Splits S. 129
7.   Ξ-Impoverishment S. 161
8.   Concluding Remarks S. 199
References S. 211
Index S. 225