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Overview

"Case is an accessible introduction for students of linguistics to the ways relations between words in sentences are marked in languages. Case is fundamental to the whole system of language. One of its most interesting features is the recurrence of apparently idiosyncratic patterns and devices in otherwise unrelated languages. This book picks out these recurring strategies and explores their significance. It provides the background against which the case marking of particular languages can be best understood." In this revised edition, Blake refines and expands on his discussions of the most important concepts in the study of case, taking into account recent developments in the field. It incorporates significant additions to the data and includes a thoroughly revised section on abstract case in the Chomskian paradigm.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521014915
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of abbreviations
1 Overview 1
2 Problems in describing case systems 18
3 Modern approaches to case 47
4 Distribution of case marking 93
5 Survey of case marking 118
6 Life cycle of case systems 161
Notes 184
Guide to terminology 195
Guide to further reading 207
References 208
Author index 219
Language index 222
Subject index 225
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