Non-Nuclear Cases

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| KU Leuven
| KU Leuven
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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.

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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
List of abbreviations
ix–xii
Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Cases: A Continuum
Nicole Delbecque, Karen Lahousse and Willy Van Langendonck
1–20
Obliques: Some that are, and some that aren’t
Eugene H. Casad
21–66
Connate roles in Nyulnyul: non-nuclear grammatical relations within the core
William B. McGregor
67–94
German two-way prepositions and related phenomena
Luk Draye
95–126
Adpositional constructions of location and motion in Dutch
Hans Smessaert, William Van Belle and Ingrid Van Canegem-Ardijns
127–172
The distribution of adverbials in declarative sentences in French
Ilse Magnus
173–216
Passive Voice and Causal Roles in Spanish
Nicole Delbecque
217–318
Subject Index
319–326
Name Index
327–328
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014031168