Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations

A crosslinguistic typology

Pirkko Suihkonen | University of Helsinki
ORCID logoBernard Comrie | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & University of California, Santa Barbara
ORCID logoValery Solovyev | Kazan Federal University
ISBN 9789027205933 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274717 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of grammatical relations and argument structure in the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA). Topics covered with respect to individual languages are: split-intransitivity (Basque), causativization (Agul), transitives and causatives (Korean and Japanese), aspectual domain and quantification (Finnish and Udmurt), head-marking principles (Athabaskan languages), and pragmatics (Eastern Khanty and Xibe). Typology of argument-structure properties of ‘give’ (LENCA), typology of agreement systems, asymmetry in argument structure, typology of the Amdo Sprachbund, spatial realtors (Northeastern Turkic), core argument patterns (languages of Northern California), and typology of grammatical relations (LENCA) are the topics of articles based on cross-linguistic data. The broad empirical sweep and the fine-tuned theoretical analysis highlight the central role of argument structure and grammatical relations with respect to a plethora of linguistic phenomena.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 126] 2012.  xv, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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