Syntax Files E1

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  1. agreement
    • system of marking
    • records a nominal's inherent features on another category
    • generally a verb, adjective, or determiner
  2. concord
    agreement involving adjectives and determiners
  3. indexation/cross-referencing
    • verbal agreement
    • triggered by NP that bears a grammatical relation to verb
    • almost always subject or object
  4. relational hierarchy for agreement
    subject > direct object > indirect object > other
  5. pro drop
    • subject pronoun is dropped
    • leaves agreement affixes to provide information about identity of subject
  6. honorific agreement
    characterized by use of special verbal inflection in patterns where referent of subject has high social status
  7. lateral feature passing
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Syntax Files E1
Syntax Files 3rd Test E1
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