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Editors' Introduction

Editors' Introduction Introduction Tania Paciaroni Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universität Zürich Alice Idone Universität Zürich Michele Loporcaro Universität Zürich, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 1. Background to the thematic issue Agreement is a pervasive phenomenon in many languages of the world (Corbett 2006: 1), the object of unrelenting typological work (e.g. Matasovic´ 2018), and a constant preoccupation of linguists of all persuasions both in the functional-typological approach (e.g. Nichols 2018; Forker 2018; Haig & Forker 2018) and in the formalist camp (e.g. Baker 2008; Preminger 2014; Bond et al. 2016; Franco et al. 2019; Smith et al. 2020). Yet, studies in the field still appear to be seeking a balance between large-scale generalizations and the detailed investigation of typologically rare phenomena, or rara (Plank 2000; Cysouw and Wohlgemuth 2010). Closer consideration of rare traits may lead one to refine the typology or challenge the theory; see e.g. Loporcaro (2015: 105–108) and Round (2019) for recent discussion. Investigating this tension is a major perspective of this thematic issue. The volume grows out of the international conference “The many facets of agreement”, held at the University of Zurich on October 3rd–5th, 2019. The conference was organised by the three guest editors Tania Paciaroni, Alice Idone http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Word Structure Edinburgh University Press

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Edinburgh University Press
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1750-1245
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1755-2036
DOI
10.3366/word.2022.0207
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Introduction Tania Paciaroni Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universität Zürich Alice Idone Universität Zürich Michele Loporcaro Universität Zürich, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 1. Background to the thematic issue Agreement is a pervasive phenomenon in many languages of the world (Corbett 2006: 1), the object of unrelenting typological work (e.g. Matasovic´ 2018), and a constant preoccupation of linguists of all persuasions both in the functional-typological approach (e.g. Nichols 2018; Forker 2018; Haig & Forker 2018) and in the formalist camp (e.g. Baker 2008; Preminger 2014; Bond et al. 2016; Franco et al. 2019; Smith et al. 2020). Yet, studies in the field still appear to be seeking a balance between large-scale generalizations and the detailed investigation of typologically rare phenomena, or rara (Plank 2000; Cysouw and Wohlgemuth 2010). Closer consideration of rare traits may lead one to refine the typology or challenge the theory; see e.g. Loporcaro (2015: 105–108) and Round (2019) for recent discussion. Investigating this tension is a major perspective of this thematic issue. The volume grows out of the international conference “The many facets of agreement”, held at the University of Zurich on October 3rd–5th, 2019. The conference was organised by the three guest editors Tania Paciaroni, Alice Idone

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Word StructureEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2022

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