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- "The term ' 'agreement' ' commonly refers to some systematic covariance between a semantic or formal property of one element and a formal property of another." (Steele 1978:610)
(1)l-a casa nuev-a
'the new house',
(2)el libro nuev-o
'the new book',
(3)l-as casas nuev-as
'the new houses',
(4)l-os libros nuev-os
'the new books'
- concord (but this term is often differentiated from agreement in various ways)
- congruence (this term is very rare in English, but German Kongruenz is the standard term for agreement)
- Corbett, Greville G. 2006. Agreement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Steele, Susan. 1978. "Word order variation: a typological study." In: Greenberg, Joseph H. & Ferguson, Charles A. & Moravcsik, Edith A. (eds.) Universals of human language, vol. 4: Syntax. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 585-623.