Perspectives on Semantic Roles

| University of Pavia
| Tokohu University
ISBN 9789027206879 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269850 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Perspectives on semantic roles: An introduction
Silvia Luraghi and Heiko Narrog
Inducing semantic roles
Michael Cysouw
The grammaticalization chain of case functions: Extension and reanalysis of case marking vs. universals of grammaticalization
Heiko Narrog
Plotting diachronic semantic maps: The role of metaphors
Silvia Luraghi
The (non-)prototypicality of Direction: The (allative and illative) case(s) of Finnish
Seppo Kittilä
The Morphosyntax of the Experiencer in Early Vedic
Eystein Dahl
Against the addressee of speech – Recipient metaphor: Evidence from East Caucasian
Michael A. Daniel
Semantic roles and word formation: Instrument and Location in Ancient Greek
Eugenio R. Luján and César Ruiz Abad
From semantic roles to evaluative markers. The dative and affected possessors: A constructional comparison between German, Italian and French
Domenico Niclot
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014016110 | Marc record