Non-Nuclear Cases

ISBN 9789027228161 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027269249 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
In contrast with the central arguments of the event structure, which have been extensively studied, much less attention has been given to non-arguments. To bridge this gap, the present volume focuses on prepositional and adverbial phrases expressing instrumental, causal, spatial, temporal roles and the like, i.e. semantic roles which have been typically associated with oblique case. The various contributions show that case in general, and oblique case in particular, is at the intersection between form and meaning: at issue are the nuclear versus non-nuclear status of these phrases and the semantic roles they express. The import of these phrases on the event structure is described in a functional-cognitive perspective for Cora, Nyulnyul, German, Dutch, French and Spanish.

The specific analyses of empirical phenomena presented in this volume, as well as their implications for linguistic theory in general, will be of interest for scholars interested in syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

This is the sixth and final volume of the Case and Grammatical Relations across Languages project.

Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Cases: A Continuum
Nicole Delbecque, Karen Lahousse and Willy Van Langendonck
Obliques: Some that are, and some that aren’t
Eugene H. Casad
Connate roles in Nyulnyul: non-nuclear grammatical relations within the core
William B. McGregor
German two-way prepositions and related phenomena
Luk Draye
Adpositional constructions of location and motion in Dutch
Hans Smessaert, William Van Belle and Ingrid Van Canegem-Ardijns
The distribution of adverbials in declarative sentences in French
Ilse Magnus
Passive Voice and Causal Roles in Spanish
Nicole Delbecque
Subject Index
Name Index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014031168 | Marc record