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Restrictiveness in Case Theory
     

Restrictiveness in Case Theory

by Henry Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0521462878

ISBN-13: 9780521462877

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Henry Smith develops a theory of syntactic case and examines its synchronic and diachronic consequences. Within a unification-based framework, he draws out pervasive patterns in the relationship between morphosyntax "linking" and grammatical function. Beginning with a detailed study of dative substitution in Icelandic, the author moves on to examine a wide array of

Overview

Henry Smith develops a theory of syntactic case and examines its synchronic and diachronic consequences. Within a unification-based framework, he draws out pervasive patterns in the relationship between morphosyntax "linking" and grammatical function. Beginning with a detailed study of dative substitution in Icelandic, the author moves on to examine a wide array of synchronic and diachronic data and to construct a typology of case.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521462877
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series , #78
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Argument case and case alternations; 3. A typology of case systems; 4. Linker interactions; 5. Icelandic; 6. Changes in linking; 7. Case semi-preservation; 8. Conclusions; Notes; References; Index.

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