Argument Selectors

A new perspective on grammatical relations

Editors
| Hebrew University of Jerusalem
| University of Zurich
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Capitalizing on the by now widely accepted idea of the construction-specific and language-specific nature of grammatical relations, the editors of the volume developed a modern framework for systematically capturing all sorts of variations in grammatical relations. The central concepts of this framework are the notions of argument role and its referential properties, argument selector, as well as various conditions on argument selections. The contributors of the volume applied this framework in their descriptions of grammatical relations in individual languages and discussed its limitations and advantages. This resulted in a coherent description of grammatical relations in thirteen genealogically and geographically diverse languages based on original and extensive fieldwork on under-described languages. The volume presents a far more detailed picture of the diversity of argument selectors and effects of predicates, referential properties of arguments, as well as of various clausal conditions on grammatical relations than previously published grammatical descriptions.
[Typological Studies in Language, 123]  2019.  vi, 536 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Argument selectors: A new perspective on grammatical relations. An introduction
Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
1–38
Grammatical relations in Mapudungun
Fernando Zúñiga
39–67
Grammatical relations in Sanzhi Dargwa
Diana Forker
69–106
Grammatical relations in Mon: Syntactic tests in an isolating language
Mathias Jenny
107–129
Grammatical relations in Hiligaynon
Marianne Mithun
131–184
Grammatical relations in Basque
Fernando Zúñiga and Beatriz Fernández
185–211
Grammatical relations in Movima: Alignment beyond semantic roles
Katharina Haude
213–256
Grammatical relations in Balinese
I Wayan Arka
257–299
Grammatical relations in Mandinka
Denis Creissels
301–348
Grammatical relations in Telkepe Neo-Aramaic
Eleanor Coghill
1–50
Grammatical relations in Kubeo
Thiago Costa Chacon and Carol Genetti
399–432
Grammatical relations in Yaqui
Lilián Guerrero
433–467
Grammatical relations in Yakkha (Kiranti)
Diana Schackow
469–510
Grammatical relations in Katla
Birgit Hellwig
511–531
Index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018045386