Agreement, case and locality in the nominal and verbal domains

Ludovico Franco   Mihaela Marchis Moreno   Matthew Reeve  


This book explores the Agree operation and its morphological realisations (agreement and case), specifically focusing on the connection between Agree and other syntactic dependencies such as movement, binding and control. The chapters in this volume examine a diverse set of cross-linguistic phenomena involving agreement and case from a variety of theoretical perspectives, with a view to elucidating the nature of the abstract operations that underlie them. The phenomena discussed include backward control, passivisation, progressive aspectual constructions, extraction from nominals, possessives, relative clauses and the phasal status of PPs.


  • Introduction
    Ludovico Franco, Mihaela Marchis Moreno, Matthew Reeve
  • Default person versus default number in agreement
    Peter Ackema, Ad Neeleman
  • An asymmetry in backward control
    Subject vs. object control
    Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou
  • Long distance agreement in Spanish dialects
    Ángel Gallego
  • On the Person Constraint on Romanian se-passives
    Ion Giurgea
  • Subject-verb agreement with Genitive of Quantification in Polish co and który object relative clauses
    Paulina Łęska
  • A person split analysis of the progressive forms in Barese
    Paolo Lorusso
  • Suffixaufnahme, oblique case and Agree
    M. Rita Manzini, Ludovico Franco, Leonardo Savoia
  • A diagnostic for backward object control in Brazilian Portuguese
    Mihaela Marchis Moreno
  • Extraction from DP in French
    A Minimalist approach
    Guido Mensching
  • Null possessives in European Portuguese
    Anja Weingart



Ludovico Franco

Ludovico Franco is a FCT Researcher in Linguistics at CLUNL/Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His main research interests are morphosyntax and neurolinguistics. He has published a monograph and several papers in international journals, including NLLT, The Linguistic Review, Glossa, Lingua, Probus, Transactions of the Philological Society, Language Sciences and the Canadian Journal of Linguistics.

Mihaela Marchis Moreno

Mihaela Marchis Moreno is a postdoctoral researcher at CLUNL, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The focus of her research is comparative syntax, morpho-syntax and the semantics-syntax interface. Topics she has investigated include relational adjectives, the syntax of nominal phrases, control, raising and clitic-doubling. She has recently published the monograph Mismatches at the syntax-morphology interface: the case of relational adjectives with Cambridge University Press.

Matthew Reeve

Matthew Reeve is a faculty member at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. His research interests include syntactic theory in general, comparative syntax and the syntax-semantics interface. His works include the monograph Clefts and Their Relatives and articles in journals including Lingua, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory and Syntax.


September 25, 2019
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Franco, Ludovico, Marchis Moreno, Mihaela & Reeve, Matthew (eds.). 2019. Agreement, case and locality in the nominal and verbal domains. (Open Generative Syntax 4). Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2640704


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