Perspectives on Semantic Roles

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| University of Pavia
| Tokohu University
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Semantic roles have continued to intrigue linguists for more than four decades now, starting with determining their kind and number, with their morphological expression, and with their interaction with argument structure and syntax. The focus in this volume is on typological and historical issues. The papers focus on the cross-linguistic identification of semantic-role equivalents, on the regularity of, and exceptions concerning change and grammaticalization in semantic roles, the variation of encoding the roles of direction and experiencer in specific languages, presenting evidence for identifying a new semantic role of speech addressee in Caucasian languages, on semantic roles in word formation, and finally a cross-linguistic comparison of the functions and the grammaticalization of the ethical dative in some Indo-European languages. The book will be of interest to anyone involved with case and semantic roles, with the syntax-semantics interface, and with semantic change and grammaticalization.
[Typological Studies in Language, 106]  2014.  vi, 336 pp.
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Table of Contents
Perspectives on semantic roles: An introduction
Silvia Luraghi and Heiko Narrog
1–22
Inducing semantic roles
Michael Cysouw
23–68
The grammaticalization chain of case functions: Extension and reanalysis of case marking vs. universals of grammaticalization
Heiko Narrog
69–98
Plotting diachronic semantic maps: The role of metaphors
Silvia Luraghi
99–150
The (non-)prototypicality of Direction: The (allative and illative) case(s) of Finnish
Seppo Kittilä
151–180
The Morphosyntax of the Experiencer in Early Vedic
Eystein Dahl
181–204
Against the addressee of speech – Recipient metaphor: Evidence from East Caucasian
Michael A. Daniel
205–240
Semantic roles and word formation: Instrument and Location in Ancient Greek
Eugenio R. Luján and César Ruiz Abad
241–270
From semantic roles to evaluative markers. The dative and affected possessors: A constructional comparison between German, Italian and French
Domenico Niclot
271–326
Author index
327–330
Language index
331–332
Subject index
333–336
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014016110