Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles

ORCID logoSeppo Kittilä | University of Helsinki
Katja Västi | University of Oulu & University of Helsinki
Jussi Ylikoski | University of Helsinki & Sámi University College
ISBN 9789027206800 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027284815 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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 is case, how do cases develop and what are the functional differences between cases and adpositions? The chapters deal with a variety of different languages including Uralic languages, Indo-European languages, Basque, Korean and Vaeakau-Taumako. The book is appealing to anyone interested in case, animacy and/or semantic roles.
[Typological Studies in Language, 99] 2011.  vi, 354 pp.
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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