Head movement and morphological strength

Jan-Wouter Zwart*

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    This article addresses the Rich Agreement Hypothesis (RAH): the idea that head movement and richness of verbal agreement are correlated. It discusses the various versions of the RAH as it took shape in the past decades, the recent revival of the RAH in its strong form, and the assumptions on the relation between morphology and syntax underlying presumed correlations between verb movement and morphological strength/richness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - Feb-2020

    Publication series

    NameOxford Research Encyclopedias
    PublisherOxford University Press


    • head movement
    • inflection
    • agreement
    • verb movement
    • rich agreement hypothesis
    • morphology-syntax relation

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