Download PDF by Seppo Kittilä (Ed.), Katja Västi (Ed.), Jussi Ylikoski (Ed.): Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles

By Seppo Kittilä (Ed.), Katja Västi (Ed.), Jussi Ylikoski (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027206805

ISBN-13: 9789027206800

The chapters of this quantity scrutinize the interaction of other combos of case, animacy and semantic roles, therefore contributing to our figuring out of those notions in a singular means. the point of interest of the chapters lies on exhibiting how animacy impacts argument marking. in contrast to earlier stories, those chapters essentially care for lesser studied phenomena, akin to animacy results on spatial circumstances and the diversities among instances and adpositions within the coding of spatial family members. furthermore, theoretical and diachronic concerns on the topic of case and semantic roles also are mentioned; for instance, what's case, how do instances advance and what are the practical modifications among instances and adpositions? The chapters take care of quite a few assorted languages together with Uralic languages, Indo-European languages, Basque, Korean and Vaeakau-Taumako. The publication is attractive to an individual drawn to case, animacy and/or semantic roles.

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The reader should, however, bear in mind that the tables describing the local case system of each language should be taken as rough simplifications only. For example, as the focus is on [±possessive] directional cases and their static and separative counterparts, other cases such as terminatives (‘up to’) and prolatives (‘through’) are not taken into account here. As we focus on the most basic functions of the relevant elements, it goes without saying that their actual use in the respective languages is certainly much more complex than can be depicted within the confines of the general picture presented here.

As a matter of fact, the concrete data from our corpus does not significantly differ from but rather confirms our prior knowledge of the languages in question as well as the ways in which these grammatical elements have been presented in earlier grammatical and lexical descriptions of these languages. However, the mutual relations of the morphological elements and semantic roles studied here have been mostly left without explicit discussion on the level of individual languages, not to speak of cross-linguistic surveys and the functional-typological perspectives adopted in this paper.

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