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Books: Adpositions: Gr�nthal

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  1. toni.suutari, Finnic adpositions and cases in change: Gr�nthal

Message 1: Finnic adpositions and cases in change: Gr�nthal

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 12:21:31 -0500 (EST)
From: toni.suutari <>
Subject: Finnic adpositions and cases in change: Gr�nthal

Title: Finnic adpositions and cases in change
Series Title: M�moires de la Soci�t� Finno-Ougrienne 244

Publication Year: 2003

Publisher: Finno-Ugrian Society

Book URL:

Available Author: Riho Gr�nthal 

Paperback: ISBN: 9525150712, Pages: 235, Price: 20 euro


The Finnic adposition and case system provide a limited empirical
framework for the discussion of various synchronic expressions and
diachronic process es in language. The following questions emerge from
the data that illustrates the interaction between form and function in
the Finnic adpositional phrase s and case system: How should one
account for the typological divergence between genetically related
languages? Do diachronic processes transfer morphosyntactic properties
or patterns and are they conditioned by endogeno us or contact-induced
innovations? What is the relationship between language-specific and
more universal tendencies? These problems are discuss ed from the
viewpoint of language typology, diachronic change and language
contact. Special emphasis is laid on the morphosyntax of Livonian and
Veps, two seriously endangered Finnic languages.

		adpositions (Syntax) 
		Case System (Syntax) 
		Diachronic Change (Historical Linguistics) 
		Finnic languages(Language Description) 
		Language Contact (Anthropological Linguistics) 
		Language Typology (Typology) 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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