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Author Noel Aziz Hanna, Patrizia, 1972-

Title Vocative! : Addressing Between System and Performance
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (330 pages)
Series Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs TiLSM
Contents Introduction: Vocative!; The vocative in Georgian; Vocative for nominative; The vocative and its kin: marking function through prosody; On the structure of vocatives; Features and strategies: the internal syntax of vocative phrases; Addressing changes in the Bulgarian vocative; Du Idiot! Din idiot! Pseudo-vocative constructions and insults in German (and Swedish); Vocative and the grammar of calls; Mexican güey -- from vocative to discourse marker: a case of grammaticalization?; The vocative case between system and asymmetry; Vocatives as functional performance structures
On the case of the vocativeLanguage index; Subject index
Summary Vocatives have rarely been comprehensively discussed in their various facets. With 12 contributions covering the diversity of vocative marking, structures, and functions, as well as the relevance of vocatives for theoretical and methodological reasoning, this volume contributes to closing a significant gap in linguistic research. It provides a detailed picture of the vocative as a structure between 'system' and 'performance'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Forms of address.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Case.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Form Electronic book
Author Sonnenhauser, Barbara.
ISBN 3110303892 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
3110304171 (electronic bk.)
9783110303896 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
9783110304176 (electronic bk.)