Competition and variation in natural languages [electronic resource] : the case for case / edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop.

1st ed.
Amsterdam ; San Diego, CA ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2005.
1 online resource (375 p.)


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This volume combines different perspectives on case-marking: (1) typological and descriptive approaches of various types and instances of case-marking in the languages of the world as well as comparison with languages that express similar types of relations without morphological case-marking; (2) formal analyses in different theoretical frameworks of the syntactic, semantic, and morphological properties of case-marking; (3) a historical approach of case-marking; (4) a psycholinguistic approach of case-marking. Although there are a number of publications on case related issues, there
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  • front cover; copyright; table of contents; front matter; Volume Editors; List of Contributors; Preface; body; Competition and Variation in Natural Languages: The Case for Case; Some Participants are More Equal than Others: Case and the Composition of Arguments in Kuuk Thaayorre; Head Marking and Dependent Marking of Grammatical Relations in Yurakaré; Case Pattern Splits, Verb Types and Construction Competition; Limits to Case - A Critical Survey of the Notion; Case as Feature Checking and the Status of Predicate Initial Languages
  • The Case of Basque: An Accusative Analysis for an Ergative System Noun Phrase Resolution: The Correlation between Case and Ambiguity; Changes in Case Marking in NP: From Old English to Middle English; The On-line Resolution of Subject-Object Ambiguities with and without Case-Marking in Dutch: Evidence from Event-Related Brain Potentials; Differential Subject Marking in Amharic; Differential Case-Marking in Hindi; back matter; Author Index; index; Language Index
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  • 9786610632930
  • 0-08-045977-3
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  • 162130344
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