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LINGUIST List 25.2659

Sat Jun 21 2014

Books: Grammatical Relations and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic: Holvoet, Nau (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Jun-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Grammatical Relations and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic: Holvoet, Nau (eds.)
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Title: Grammatical Relations and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic
Series Title: Valency, Argument Realization and Grammatical Relations in Baltic 1
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/vargreb.1

Editor: Axel Holvoet
Editor: Nicole Nau
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270399 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270399 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270399 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259097 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 116.60
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259097 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259097 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00

This is the first of three volumes dealing with clausal architecture, grammatical relations, case-marking and the syntax–semantics interface in Baltic. It focuses on the grammatical relations of subject and object and the viability of these notions in languages like Lithuanian and Latvian, which have a rich case morphology and show many deviations from the canonical nominative-accusative pattern of case-marking. The issues examined include differential object marking, subjecthood in specificational copular constructions, ‘swarm’-type alternations and what they tell us about grammatical relations, special types of subject and object marking in non-finite clauses, and non-canonical grammatical relations induced by modal predicates. One study provides a comparative outlook towards Icelandic, another language noted for its complex marking of grammatical relations. The articles in the volume represent various theoretical frameworks.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Subject Language(s): Icelandic (isl)
                            Latvian (lav)
                            Lithuanian (lit)
Language Family(ies): Baltic

Written In: English (eng)

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