Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations

A crosslinguistic typology

Editors
| University of Helsinki
| Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & University of California, Santa Barbara
| Kazan Federal University
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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 principles (Athabaskan languages), and pragmatics (Eastern Khanty and Xibe). Typology of argument-structure properties of ‘give’ (LENCA), typology of agreement systems, asymmetry in argument structure, typology of the Amdo Sprachbund, spatial realtors (Northeastern Turkic), core argument patterns (languages of Northern California), and typology of grammatical relations (LENCA) are the topics of articles based on cross-linguistic data. The broad empirical sweep and the fine-tuned theoretical analysis highlight the central role of argument structure and grammatical relations with respect to a plethora of linguistic phenomena.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 126]  2012.  xv, 406 pp.
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Table of Contents
The editors
vii–viii
The authors
ix–x
Preface
xi–xii
Introduction
Bernard Comrie
xiii–xvi
A deceptive case of split-intransitivity in Basque
Asier Alcázar
1–16
Some argument-structure properties of ‘give’ in the languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia
Bernard Comrie
17–36
Grammatical relations in a typology of agreement systems
Greville G. Corbett
37–54
Causatives in Agul
Michael A. Daniel, Timur A. Maisak and Solmaz R. Merdanova
55–114
Continuity of information structuring strategies in Eastern Khanty: Definiteness/topicality
Andrey Filchenko
115–132
Patterns of asymmetry in argument structure across languages: Some principles and puzzles
John A. Hawkins
133–150
Topic marking and the construction of narrative in Xibe
Taeho Jang and Thomas E. Payne
151–176
On the hierarchy of structural convergence in the Amdo Sprachbund
Juha A. Janhunen
177–190
Pyramids of spatial relators in Northeastern Turkic and its neighbors
Lars Johanson
191–210
What’s in the head of head-marking languages?
Andrej A. Kibrik
211–240
Transitives, causatives and passives in Korean and Japanese
Hee-Soo Kim
241–256
Core argument patterns and deep genetic relations: Hierarchical systems in Northern California
Marianne Mithun
257–294
Three takes on grammatical relations: A view from the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia
Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker
295–324
On aspect, aspectual domain and quantification in Finnish and Udmurt
Pirkko Suihkonen
325–354
Indexes
355–406
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012000160