The Dative

Volume 2: Theoretical and contrastive studies

| University of Leuven
| University of Leuven
ISBN 9789027228130 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781556196775 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027284730 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This book is the second part of a two-volume reader on the ‘Dative’. In the first part, which appeared in 1996, eleven papers were presented providing a syntactic and semantic description of the category ‘Dative’ in eleven languages. The aim of this second part is to discuss several aspects of the Dative in greater detail. It contains eight papers dealing with theoretical considerations on ‘dativity’ as well as with contrastive, typological and diachronic issues. A major concern is the relation between form (case, grammatical relation) and meaning (semantic roles or other kinds of meaning).
Most contributions in this volume represent cognitive and functional views or a critical discussion of them.
As in the first volume, the linguistic material mainly stems from Germanic and Romance languages. Contemporary English is the basis for Davidse’s theoretical claims; Pasicki studies the dative in Old English. Dutch appears especially in Geeraerts’ semantic analysis, but also in the papers by Draye, Lamiroy & Delbecque and Van Langendonck. Draye, Lamiroy & Delbecque and Melis also take German into consideration. Latin is dealt with by Melis and Van Langendonck. Modern Romance languages, especially French, provide further data for Melis and Lamiroy & Delbecque. Finally, Newman adduces a variety of languages for his typological analyses.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Recipients and ‘give’ constructions
John Newman
The possessive dative in romance and Germanic languages
Béatrice Lamiroy and Nicole Delbecque
The case of the causee. On the competition between dative and accusative in Dutch laten and German lassen constructions
Luk Draye
Meanings of the dative case in Old English
Adam Pasicki
The dative as participant role versus the Indirect Object: on the need to distinguish two layers of organization
Kristin Davidse
The semantic structure of the indirect object in Dutch
Dirk Geeraerts
The dative in Latin and the indirect object in Dutch
Willy Van Langendonck
From form to interpretation: building up the ‘dative’-roles
Ludo Melis
Subject index
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