Grammatical Relations in Change

| University of Oslo
ISBN 9789027230584 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588110343 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027298041 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
The eleven selected contributions making up this volume deal with grammatical relations, their coding and behavioral properties, and the change that these properties have undergone in different languages. The focus of this collection is on the changing properties of subjects and objects, although the scope of the volume goes beyond the central problems pertaining to case marking and word order. The diachrony of syntactic and morphosyntactic phenomena are approached from different theoretical perspectives, generative grammar, valency grammar, and functionalism. The languages dealt with include Old English, Mainland Scandinavian, Icelandic, German and other Germanic languages, Latin, French and other Romance languages, Northeast Caucasian, Eskimo, and Popolocan. This book provides an opportunity to compare different theoretical approaches to similar phenomena in different languages and language families.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 56]  2001.  viii, 326 pp.
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Table of Contents
Jan Terje Faarlund
How far does semantic bleaching go: About grammaticalization that does not terminate in functional categories
Werner Abraham
‘Oblique subjects’, structural and lexical case marking: Some thoughts on case assignment in North Germanic and German
John Ole Askedal
The notion of oblique subject and its status in the history of Icelandic
Jan Terje Faarlund
Towards personal subjects in English: Variation in feature interpretability
Elly van Gelderen
Focus and universal principles governing simplification of cleft structures
Alice C. Harris
Recasting Danish subjects: Case system, word order and subject development
Lars Heltoft
Ergative to accusative: Comparing evidence from Inuktitut
Alana Johns
Subject and object in Old English and Latin copular deontics
D. Gary Miller
The loss of lexical case in Swedish
Muriel Norde
The coding of the subject–object distinction from Latin to Modern French
Lene Schøsler
Changes in Popolocan word order and clause structure
Annette Veerman-Leichsenring
“A useful summary of the issues and treatments of some interesting problems in historical syntax.”
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