Whereas some types of inflection are common, such as gender, plurality, tense, etc., many languages are known to possess a very rich set of inflection semantics and/or agreement inflection features. Do you know of any resource that lists types of inflection across many different languages?

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    The side bar on the Wikipedia page for Grammatical Categories looks pretty thorough.
    – curiousdannii
    Nov 20 '19 at 22:54
  • I wonder if there's any resource juxtaposing which of the properties are marked by inflection across a multitude of (mostly contemporary) languages
    – Matan
    Nov 20 '19 at 22:59
  • There is WALS, but it's hard to accurately generalise across all of the world's 7000 living languages.
    – curiousdannii
    Nov 20 '19 at 23:00
  • Is your use of "inflection" deliberate, or do you also include "derivation"? There are many cases where Theory A would label something inflection and Theory B would label it derivation, but also cases where there is agreement (the 3 specific items you listed).
    – user6726
    Nov 20 '19 at 23:06
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    There's a handout for my Intro Ling class that goes into what inflection is or can be, and how it's different from derivation, with examples from many languages.
    – jlawler
    Nov 21 '19 at 4:46

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