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By Greville G. Corbett

Contract in language pertains to the correspondence among phrases in a sentence, by way of gender, case, individual, or quantity. for instance, within the sentence 'he runs', the suffix -s 'agrees' with the singular 'he'. styles of contract fluctuate dramatically cross-linguistically, with nice range within the approach it really is expressed, and the kinds of version accepted. This textbook bargains an perception into how contract works, and the way linguists have attempted to account for it. it is going to be crucial studying for all these learning the constitution and mechanisms of ordinary languages.

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