Ilja A. Seržant
List of John Benjamins publications for which Ilja A. Seržant plays a role.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology
Seržant, Ilja A., Katarzyna Janic, Darja Dermaku and Oneg Ben Dror.
2021. Typology of coding patterns and frequency effects of antipassives
. Studies in Language 45:4, pp. 968–1023
Frequency asymmetries within a minimal grammatical domain create offline associations that languages tend to exploit for a more efficient encoding. We explore cross-linguistic coding patterns of antipassives. We first argue that antipassive markers tend to have properties of derivational markers.… read more | Article
In this chapter I consider a periphrastic construction based on the resultative participle and the auxiliary. The semantics are those typical of a perfect grammaticalized from a resultative construction. The combination with time adverbials as well as contextual information show that the reference… read more | Chapter
The paper is a semasiological study of the nominative case in Baltic languages, including morphological and primarily syntactic and semantic-pragmatic aspects. Morphologically, the Baltic nominative case is marked in almost all declensions and numbers by dedicated affixes. Syntactically, the… read more | Article
The present paper investigates the NP-triggered Differential Argument Marking phenomena (DAM) found in the debitive construction of Latvian. There are two perspectives: the synchronic perspective aims at providing a coherent description of the DAM in Contemporary Latvian, while comparison with data… read more | Article
The paper is primarily devoted to a methodological discussion. There are two different types of inquiries into diachronic syntax and, more generally, grammar: stage reconstruction and etymological reconstruction. The aim of the first type is to reconstruct and compare diachronic stages within a… read more | Article
This chapter’s underlying framework is one of functionalist cognitive linguistics.
It suggest a categorization of non-prototypical trajector (subject) constructions
into syntax-, gram- and lexeme-driven ones depending on the nature of
the domain that triggers the oblique case-marking on the… read more | Article
The aim of the paper is to give a semantic description of the independent or bare partitive genitive (IPG) in Lithuanian in rather neutral, functional terms. The IPG is a multi-faceted category that bears on the domains of quantification and (in)definiteness. On its quantificational reading, the… read more | Article
Seržant, Ilja A.
2013. Rise of canonical subjecthood
. The Diachronic Typology of Non-Canonical Subjects, Seržant, Ilja A. and Leonid Kulikov (eds.), pp. 283–310
In this paper I have examined several instances in which an oblique constituent acquires canonical subject marking, i.e. nominative case and verbal agreement (in an accusative language). These instances show that an oblique constituent may acquire subject coding properties without being beforehand… read more | Article
Seržant, Ilja A., Chiara Fedriani and Leonid Kulikov.
. The Diachronic Typology of Non-Canonical Subjects, Seržant, Ilja A. and Leonid Kulikov (eds.), pp. ix–xxvi