Grammatical relations in change / edited by Jan Terje Faarlund.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c2001.
Description
viii, 326 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Series
Studies in language companion series ; v. 56 [More in this series]
Notes
Six of the contributions were originally presented at a workshop held during the 14th International Conference of Historical Linguistics which was held in Vancouver, B.C., in 1999.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
How far does semantic bleaching go : about grammaticalization that does not terminate in functional categories / Werner Abraham -- "Oblique subjects," structural and lexical case marking : some thoughts on case assignment in North Germanic and German / John Ole Askedal -- The notion of oblique subject and its status in the history of Icelandic / Jan Terje Faarlund -- Towards personal subjects in English : variation in feature interpretability / Elly van Gelderen -- Focus and universal principles governing simplification of cleft structures / Alice C. Harris -- Recasting Danish subjects : case system, word order and subject development / Lars Heltoft -- Ergative to accusative : comparing evidence from Inuktitut / Alana Johns -- Subject and object in Old English and Latin copular deontics / D. Gary Miller -- The loss of lexical case in Swedish / Muriel Norde -- The coding of the subject-object distinction from Latin to modern French / Lene Schøsler -- Changes in Popolocan word order and clause structure / Annette Veerman-Leichsenring.
ISBN
  • 1588110346 (US hb : alk. paper)
  • 9027230587 (Eur.)
LCCN
2001025182
OCLC
45879418
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