September 25, 2009
This paper is meant to demonstrate that agreement phenomena are by no means re-stricted to morpho-syntactic relations which connect separate words of an utterance to one another. It is shown that similar patterns can be observed also word-internally i.e. in a morphologically complex word, there are at least two slots in which fillers occur that encode the same or partially identical sets of grammatical categories. The paper adduces evidence from a variety of languages of different parts of the world whose morphological systems allow for word-internal agreement. Since the phenomenon is attested more often than expected, it deserves an in-depth treatment for which this contribution is paving the way.