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Argument structure and grammatical relations : a crosslinguistic typology

Author: Pirkko Suihkonen; Bernard Comrie; V D Solovʹev
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.
Series: Studies in language companion series, 126.
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This book is a collection of articles dealing with various aspects of grammatical relations and argument structure in the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia (LENCA). Topics covered with respect to individual languages are: split-intransitivity (Basque), causativization (Agul), transitives and causatives (Korean and Japanese), aspectual domain and quantification (Finnish and Udmurt), head-marking  Read more...
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Argument structure and grammatical relations.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012000160
(OCoLC)772611080
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pirkko Suihkonen; Bernard Comrie; V D Solovʹev
ISBN: 9789027274717 9027274711 1281154369 9781281154361
OCLC Number: 798535921
Notes: 2.2 Candidate position #2.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; The editors; The authors; Preface; Introduction; A deceptive case of split-intransitivity in Basque; 1. Introduction; 2. The absolute construction in Romance; 3. The absolute construction in Basque; 4. Reduced relative clauses in Romance; 5. Reduced relative clauses in Basque; 6. Conclusion; Abbreviations; References; Some argument-structure properties of 'give' in the languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia; 1. Introduction. 2. Dominance of the indirect object construction in the languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia3. Syntactic primacy and ditransitive constructions; 3.1 Indexing of the object in the verb; 3.2 Advancement to subject under passivization; 3.3 Constituent order; 3.4 Suppletion; 4. Conclusions; Abbreviations; References; Grammatical relations in a typology of agreement systems; 1. Introduction; 2. The rise of grammatical relations; 3. Early ideas on grammatical relations and agreement; 4. Problems with grammatical relations; 4.1 Brother-in-law' agreement; 4.2 Back' agreement. 4.3 Possessor phrases5. A typology of agreement using grammatical relations; 5.1 Thematic roles; 5.2 Communicative functions; 6. The role of case; 7. Conclusion; Abbreviations; References; Causatives in Agul; 1. Introduction; 2. Formal types; 2.1 Periphrastic 'do'-causatives; 2.1.1 Lexical distribution; 2.1.2 Case assignment; 2.1.3 A note on apudelative; 2.1.4 Syntax and morphosyntax; 2.1.5 More on case marking of the Causee; 2.2 Compound 'do'-causatives; 2.2.1 Adjectives; 2.2.2 Nouns and bound stems; 2.2.3 Statives; 2.2.4 Non-stative verbs; 2.2.5 Morphosyntax. 2.2.6 Do'-compounds: an overview2.3 Labile verbs; 2.3.1 Intransitive labile or prodrop?; 2.3.2 Semantics; 2.3.3 Labile derivation; 2.4 Lexical causatives; 2.5 Semantically irregular causatives; 3. Semantic contrasts; 4. Overview and east caucasian perspective; Abbreviations; References; Continuity of information structuring strategies in Eastern Khanty; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of the prototypical clause features; 2.1 Word order; 2.2 Argument structure; 3. Information structuring; 4. Possessive markers and information structuring; 4.1 O-V (objective) conjugation. 4.1.1 Structure and motivating factors4.1.2 Word order/syntactic flexibility; 4.1.3 Control over reflexivization; 4.1.4 O-Focus clauses, Q/A sequences; 4.2 Embedded non-finite clauses; 5. Conclusion; Abbreviations; References; Patterns of asymmetry in argument structure across languages; 1. Introduction; 2. Hierarchies; 3. Preliminaries; 4. Minimize domains; 5. Minimize forms; 6. Maximize on-line processing; 7. Conclusions; Abbreviations; References; Topic marking and the construction of narrative in Xibe; 1. Introduction; 2. The particle da; 2.1 Candidate position #1.
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, 126.
Responsibility: edited by Pirkko Suihkonen, Bernard Comrie, Valery Solovyev.

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