Volume 1 of Non-nominative Subjects (NNSs) presents the most recent research on this topic from a wide range of languages from diverse language families of the world, with ample data and in-depth analysis. A significant feature of these volumes is that authors with different theoretical perspectives study the intricate questions raised by these constructions. Some of the central issues include the subject properties of noun phrases with ergative, dative, accusative and genitive case, case assignment and checking, anaphor–antecedent coreference, the nature of predicates with NNSs, whether they are volitional or non-volitional, possibilities of control coreference and agreement phenomena. These analyses have significant implications for theories of syntax and verbal semantics, first language acquisition of NNSs, convergence of case marking patterns in language contact situations, and the nature of syntactic change.
[Typological Studies in Language, 60] 2004. xii, 325 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
List of authors | p. vii
Preface | p. ix
1. Experiencer datives in KannadaR. Amritavalli | p. 1
2. Syntactic change and convergenceHarbir Kaur Arora and Karumuri V. Subbarao | p. 25
3. Non-nominative subjects in comparisonJosef Bayer | p. 49
4. The syntax of experiencers in the HimalayasBalthasar Bickel | p. 77
5. Oblique-case subjects in TsezBernard Comrie | p. 113
6. Some non-nominative subjects in BanglaProbal Dasgupta | p. 129
7. Non-nominative subjects in Hindi — Urdu VP structure and case parametersAlice Davison | p. 141
8. Experiencer objects in Iwaidjan languages (Australia)Nicholas Evans | p. 169
9. The diachronic relationship between quirky subjects and stylistic frontingSusann Fischer | p. 193
10. Case as agreementPeter Edwin Hook and Omkar N. Koul | p. 213
11. The possessor — experiencer dative in MalayalamK.A. Jayaseelan | p. 227
12. Acquisition of dative subject in TamilB. Lakshmi Bai | p. 245
13. The position of the accusative subject in the accusative — infinitive constructionHoward Lasnik | p. 269
14. On the origin of non-nominative subjectsAnoop K. Mahajan | p. 283
15. Southeast-Asian languagesMakoto Minegishi | p. 301
Index | p. 319
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