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Person, Case, and Agreement: The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

András Bárány


This monograph discusses the interaction of person features, case-marking, and agreement across languages, and models the variation using parameters and parameter hierarchies. In both inverse agreement and global case splits, the subject and the object determine the form of the verb or case-marking on its arguments together. After proposing a detailed, novel analysis of differential object marking in Hungarian, it is shown that similar agreement alternations and case splits in other languages can be analysed in a uniform way since they both rely on person. Languages differ in the way they gram ... More

Keywords: person, case, global case splits, agreement, inverse agreement, differential object marking, differential subject marking, alignment, hierarchies, Hungarian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198804185
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804185.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Bárány, author
Post-doctoral Researcher, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London