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Title: The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case
Edited By: ShobhanaLakshmiChelliah
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20108
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 108
Description:

The aim of this volume is to bring non-syntactic factors in the development
of case into the eye of the research field, by illustrating the integral
role of pragmatics, semantics, and discourse structure in the historical
development of morphologically marked case systems. The articles represent
fifteen typologically diverse languages from four different language
families: (i) Indo-European: Vedic Sanskrit, Russian, Greek, Latin,
Latvian, Gothic, French, German, Icelandic, and Faroese; (ii)
Tibeto-Burman, especially the Bodic languages and Meithei; (iii) Japanese;
and (iv) the Pama-Nyungan mixed language Gurindji Kriol. The data also show
considerable diversity and include elicited, archival, corpus-based, and
naturally occurring data. Discussions of mechanisms where change is
obtained include semantically and aspectually motivated synchronic case
variation, discourse motivated subject marking, reduction or expansion of
case marker distribution, case syncretism motivated by semantics, syntax,
or language contact, and case splits motivated by pragmatics, metonymy, and
subjectification.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Faroese
French
German
Gothic
Greek, Modern
Icelandic
Japanese
Latvian
Latin
Manipuri
Kriol
Russian
Sanskrit
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027205752
ISBN-13: 9789027205759
Prices: EuropeEURO 105.00
U.S.$ 158.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027289926
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U.S.$ 158.00