person agreement


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Noun1.person agreement - agreement in person between pronouns and verbs
concord, agreement - the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
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In Jinghpaw, the target of person agreement is the empathy locus, rather than a certain grammatical function.
On the other hand, from the premise that d-/m- and person agreement both indicate the empathy locus, it is correctly predicted that (58) and (59) are unacceptable, where they designate two different participants as empathy loci of a single clause.
Under the assumption that the person agreement and d- both designate the empathy locus, (62) should involve a conflict.
The development of present indicative markers from first and second persons inflections in Old English to third person agreement marker /s/ in modern English reflects a big loss to agreement marking in English.
All other verbal bound elements are nonterminal since they necessitate the presence of a person agreement marker within the same word.
This is in fact not surprising given the fact that the absence of an overt person agreement marker in a verbal construction with tense or aspect morphology almost always corresponds to the 3rd person singular in Turkish.
This once again suggests that Turkish speakers need to recuperate a person agreement marker when processing verbal constructions as morphological words.
Thus, if one argument is 1st person, we find the same agreement suffixes as in intransitive 1st person forms (2), and if a 2nd and a 3rd person argument co-occur, 2nd person agreement is found ([3], 1 [right arrow] 2 denotes 1st person subject and 2nd person object): (2)
Blocking of less specific VIs is achieved by independently motivated alignment constraints, such as NUM [right arrow] R that aligns all number agreement VIs to the right edge of the spellout domain (roughly the morphological word), and L [left arrow] J PER that aligns person agreement to the left edge of the spellout domain.
Nonetheless this approach makes strong empirical predictions: number agreement should tend to be at the right edge of words, person agreement at the left edge.
However, anecdotal evidence suggests that despite this knowledge, speakers of Dutch and German have a strong tendency to treat the whole compound subject as 3rd person plural when computing person agreement between such a compound subject and a verb.
At first sight, person agreement appears not to be an interesting issue; informal observation strongly suggests that person agreement in Dutch and German, the two languages studied in the present article, hardly ever derails.