Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

by Shigeru Miyagawa
     
 

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Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to elucidate this relationship. In this collection of new and revised pieces,

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Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to elucidate this relationship. In this collection of new and revised pieces, Miyagawa expands and develops new analyses for numeral quantifier stranding, ditransitive constructions, nominative/genitive alternation, "syntactic" analysis of lexical and syntactic causatives, and historical change in the accusative case marking from Old Japanese to Modern Japanese. All of these analyses demonstrate an intimate relation among case marking, argument structure, and word order.

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"An excellent piece of scientific writing... The work goes beyond the limits of the study of an individual language being, in fact, a study about universal grammar. In this sense, the book is a source of inspiration for students and researchers of linguistics of every theoretical persuasion and linguistic background." - Stella Markantonatou, LINGUIST List

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415878593
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Series:
Routledge Leading Linguists Series, #17
Pages:
336

Meet the Author

Shigeru Miyagawa is Professor of Linguistics and Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Head, Foreign Languaages and Literatures, MIT. He works on issues of syntax and morphology using a variety of languages including those in the Altaic family and particularly Japanese.

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