Helle Metslang

List of John Benjamins publications for which Helle Metslang plays a role.


Metslang, Helle and Külli Habicht 2023 Partitive, genitive or nominative? Estonian DOM in written use through centuriesPartitives cross-linguistically: Dimensions of variation, Luraghi, Silvia and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 157–189 | Article
The object has two variants in Estonian: partial object (in partitive, the functionally unmarked variant) and total object (in genitive or nominative). We examine the variation in object case in Estonian texts from the 17th to the 20th century, focusing on the 19th century and regarding this… read more
Norvik, Miina, Yingqi Jing, Michael Dunn, Robert Forkel, Terhi Honkola, Gerson Klumpp, Richard Kowalik, Helle Metslang, Karl Pajusalu, Minerva Piha, Eva Saar, Sirkka Saarinen and Outi Vesakoski 2022 Uralic typology in the light of a new comprehensive datasetJournal of Uralic Linguistics 1:1, pp. 4–42 | Article
This paper presents the Uralic Areal Typology Online (UraTyp 1.0), a typological dataset of 35 Uralic languages and a total of 360 features, mainly covering the levels of morphology, syntax, and phonology. The features belong to two different datasets: 195 features’ definitions originate from… read more
Metslang, Helle and Liina Lindström 2017 Chapter 3. The essive in EstonianUralic Essive and the Expression of Impermanent State, Groot, Casper de (ed.), pp. 57–90 | Chapter
This chapter presents an empirical study of the distribution of the essive marker in Standard Estonian and Estonian dialects. The use of the essive has changed considerably in Estonian: it almost vanished from North Estonian but was revived in the 19th century. In South Estonian, the essive ending… read more
Metslang, Helle, Karl Pajusalu and Tiit-Rein Viitso 2015 Negation in LivonianNegation in Uralic Languages, Miestamo, Matti, Anne Tamm and Beáta Wagner-Nagy (eds.), pp. 433–456 | Article
The paper gives an overview of negation in Livonian. The study is based on fieldwork data and previous research. Livonian has negation markers of three types: (1) auxiliaries, äb in the indicative and conditional present, iz in the indicative past, and alā in the imperative and the jussive; (2)… read more
Metslang, Helle and Maria-Maren Sepper 2010 Mood in EstonianMood in the Languages of Europe, Rothstein, Björn and Rolf Thieroff (eds.), pp. 528–550 | Article
Erelt, Mati, Helle Metslang and Karl Pajusalu 2006 Tense and Evidentiality in EstonianTopics in Subjectification and Modalization, Cornillie, Bert and Nicole Delbecque (eds.), pp. 125–136 | Article
Metslang, Helle 2001 On the developments of the Estonian aspect: The verbal particle äraCircum-Baltic Languages: Volume 2: Grammar and Typology, Dahl, Östen and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (eds.), pp. 443–479 | Article