Agreement plays a central role in modern generative grammar. The present collection brings together contributions from experts on various aspects of agreement systems in the world's languages in an attempt to formulate formal and substantive universals in this domain. All the papers contained here focus on the formalization of the mechanisms of agreement and on the relationship between case and agreement. All the papers propose solutions by seriously examining cross-linguistic data from the usual Germanic and Romance languages to Lummi, Greek, Hindi, Turkish and other Turkic languages, Japanese, Tsez, Masaai, Russian, Arabic, Basque, Warlpiri, Kaltakungu, and Bantu.
1. Acknowledgements; 2. List of contributors; 3. Introduction (by Boeckx, Cedric); 4. Are we in Agreement? (by Alboiu, Gabriela); 5. From hierarchies to features: Person splits and direct-inverse alternations (by Alexiadou, Artemis); 6. Finiteness and the relation between Agreement and Nominative Case (by Aygen, Gulsat); 7. Case and agreement with genitive of quantification in Russian (by Boskovic, Zeljko); 8. How sentences grow in the mind: Agreement and selection in an efficient minimalist syntax (by Frampton, John); 9. Agreement configurations: In defense of "Spec head" (by Koopman, Hilda); 10. Agree in syntax, agreement in signs (by Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann); 11. Standard Arabic subject-verb agreement asymmetry revisited in an Agree-based minimalist syntax (by Soltan, Usama); 12. Complete and partial Infl (by Uriagereka, Juan); 13. Case-agreement mismatches (by Woolford, Ellen); 14. Local agreement (by Zwart, C. Jan-Wouter); 15. Index