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Title Case, animacy and semantic roles / edited by Seppo Kittilä, Katja Västi, Jussi Ylikoski
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 354 pages) : illustrations
Series Typological studies in language ; v. 99
Typological studies in language ; v. 99
Contents pt. 1. Semantic roles and animacy -- pt. 2. Semantic roles and cases vs. adpositions -- pt. 3. Animacy and case -- pt. 4. Diachrony and case -- pt. 5. Theoretical issues
Summary The chapters of this volume scrutinize the interplay of different combinations of case, animacy and semantic roles, thus contributing to our understanding of these notions in a novel way. The focus of the chapters lies on showing how animacy affects argument marking. Unlike previous studies, these chapters primarily deal with lesser studied phenomena, such as animacy effects on spatial cases and the differences between cases and adpositions in the coding of spatial relations. In addition, theoretical and diachronic issues related to case and semantic roles are also discussed; for example, what
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Text primarily in English
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Animacy.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Form Electronic book
Author Kittilä, Seppo.
Västi, Katja.
Ylikoski, Jussi.
ISBN 9027284814 (electronic bk.)
9789027284815 (electronic bk.)