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Author Kagan, Olga, 1977- author.

Title The semantics of case / Olga Kagan, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 289 pages) : illustrations
Series Key topics in semantics and pragmatics
Key topics in semantics and pragmatics.
Contents Cover -- Half-title page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 What Is Case? -- 1.3 Abstract versus Morpho-Syntactic Case -- 1.4 Case Systems -- 1.5 Structural, Inherent, Lexical and Semantic Case -- 1.6 Case-Marking and Thematic Roles -- 1.7 Structure of the Book -- Further Reading -- 2 Dative Case -- 2.1 Thematic Roles -- 2.2 Additional Environments -- 2.3 Dative Case: Analyses -- 2.4 Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 3 Spatial Cases
3.1 Spatial Cases: An Introduction -- 3.2 Semantics of Spatial Cases -- 3.3 Illustrating Rich Spatial Case Systems: Nakh-Daghestanian Languages -- 3.4 Non-Spatial Uses of Spatial Cases -- 3.5 Case-Assignment in Syntax: Challenges for a Formal Analysis -- 3.6 Interaction of Spatial Case and Prepositions -- 3.7 Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 4 Case and Aspect -- 4.1 Objects in Finnic Languages -- 4.2 Accusative Adjuncts -- 4.3 Complements of Prepositions: Accusative Case and Goals -- 4.4 Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 5 Differential Object Marking -- 5.1 DOM Systems Exemplified
5.2 The Reasoning behind DOM? -- 5.3 Verbal Influence: Direct or Indirect? -- 5.4 Cross-Linguistic Analyses of DOM -- 5.5 Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 6 The Genitive/Accusative Alternation in Balto-Slavic -- 6.1 Irrealis Genitive in Balto-Slavic -- 6.2 Unifying GenNeg and Intensional Genitive -- 6.3 The Semantics of Irrealis Genitive -- 6.4 Partitive Genitive -- 6.5 Conclusion -- Further Reading -- 7 Predicate Case -- 7.1 Instrumental Predicates in Slavic -- 7.2 Uralic Languages and the Essive -- 7.3 Translative Case and the Notion of Change -- 7.4 Conclusion -- Further Reading
8 Generalizations and Conclusions -- Terminology -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "The phenomenon of case has long been a central topic of study in linguistics. While the majority of the literature so far has been on the syntax of case, semantics also has a crucial role to play in how case operates. This book investigates the relationship between semantics and case-marking in the languages of the world, exploring a range of phenomena in which case-assignment is affected by (or affects) meaning. By bringing together data from a wide range of languages, representing different language families, a cross-linguistic picture emerges of the correlation between case and meaning. Different approaches to the phenomena are considered, including both syntactic and semantic analyses, and the question is raised as to whether case can be treated as meaningful, ultimately helping us shed light on the broader connections between grammar and meaning and, moreover, grammar and the human cognition"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 06, 2020)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Semantics.
semantics.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case
Semantics
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019053942
ISBN 9781108236867
1108236863
110841642X
9781108416429
9781108271325
1108271324