The Diachronic Typology of Non-Canonical Subjects

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This volume is an important contribution to the diachrony of non-canonical subjects in a typological perspective. The questions addressed concern the internal mechanisms and triggers for various changes that non-canonical subjects undergo, ranging from semantic motivations to purely structural explanations. The discussion encompasses the whole life-cycle of non-canonical subjects: from their emergence out of non-subject arguments to their expansion, demise or canonicization, focusing primarily on syntactic changes and changes in case-marking. The volume offers a number of different case studies comprising such languages as Italian, Spanish, Old Norse and Russian as well as languages less studied in this context, such as Latin, Classical Armenian, Baltic languages and some East Caucasian languages. Typological generalizations in the form of recurrent developmental paths are offered on the basis of data presented in this volume and in the literature.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 140]  2013.  xxv, 364 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
vii–viii
Introduction
Ilja A. Seržant, Chiara Fedriani and Leonid Kulikov
ix–xxvi
Part I. Rise of non-canonical subjects or subject-like obliques
Non selected dative arguments in Spanish anticausative constructions: Exploring subjecthood
Olga Fernández-Soriano and Amaya Mendikoetxea
3–34
The rise of animacy-based differential subject marking in Dutch
Helen de Hoop
35–54
The rise of oblique subjects in Russian
Hakyung Jung
55–72
Non-canonical subject marking: Genitive subjects in Classical Armenian
Daniel Kölligan
73–90
The rise of non-canonical subjects and semantic alignments in Hindi
Annie Montaut
91–118
Part II. Historical changes in constructions with non-canonical subjects or subject-like obliques
Experiencers and psychological noun predicates: From Latin to Italian
Marina Benedetti
121–138
Between Finnic and Indo-European: Variation and change in the Estonian experiencer-object construction
Liina Lindström
139–162
On the historical expansion of non-canonically marked ‘subjects’ in Spanish
Chantal Melis and Marcela Flores
163–184
Part III. From non-canonical subjects or subject-like obliques to canonical subjects
Subjects in Scandinavian
Jan Terje Faarlund
187–202
The me pudet construction in the history of Latin: why and how fast non-canonical subjects come and go
Chiara Fedriani
203–230
Diachrony of experiencer subject marking: Evidence from East Caucasian
Dmitry Ganenkov
231–256
Obliqueness, quasi-subjects and transitivity in Baltic and Slavonic
Axel Holvoet
257–282
Rise of canonical subjecthood
Ilja A. Seržant
283–310
Synthesis
The diachronic typology of non-canonical subjects and subject-like obliques
Ilja A. Seržant
313–360
Language index
361–362
Subject index
363–364
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
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