Case / Edition 2

Case / Edition 2

by Barry J. Blake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521807611

ISBN-13: 9780521807616

Pub. Date: 09/20/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"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…  See more details below

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521807616
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2001
Series:
Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of abbreviations
1Overview1
2Problems in describing case systems18
3Modern approaches to case47
4Distribution of case marking93
5Survey of case marking118
6Life cycle of case systems161
Notes184
Guide to terminology195
Guide to further reading207
References208
Author index219
Language index222
Subject index225

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