Case and Grammatical Relations

Studies in honor of Bernard Comrie

| University of Surrey
| University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ISBN 9789027229946 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027290182 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The papers in this volume can be grouped into two broad, overlapping classes: those dealing primarily with case and those dealing primarily with grammatical relations. With regard to case, topics include descriptions of the case systems of two Caucasian languages, the problems of determining how many cases Russian has and whether Hungarian has a case system at all, the issue of case-combining, the retention of the dative in Swedish dialects, and genitive objects in the languages of Europe. With regard to grammatical relations, topics include the order of obliques in OV and VO languages, the effects of the referential hierarchy on the distribution of grammatical relations, the problem of whether the passive requires a subject category, the relation between subjecthood and definiteness, and the issue of how the loss of case and aspectual systems triggers the use of compensatory mechanisms in heritage Russian.
[Typological Studies in Language, 81]  2008.  ix, 290 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Determining morphosyntactic feature values: The case of case
Greville G. Corbett
Does Hungarian have a case system?
Andrew Spencer
Case in Ingush syntax
Johanna Nichols
Cases, arguments, verbs in Abkhaz, Georgian and Mingrelian
George Hewitt
The degenerative dative of Southern Norrbothnian
Östen Dahl
Case compounding in the Bodic languages
Michael Noonan
Leipzig fourmille de typologues: Genitive objects in comparison
Martin Haspelmath and Susanne Maria Michaelis
An asymmetry between VO and OV languages: The ordering of obliques
John A. Hawkins
On the scope of the referential hierarchy in the typology of grammatical relations
Balthasar Bickel
Does passivization require a subject category?
Marianne Mithun
The definiteness of subjects and objects in Malagasy
Edward L. Keenan
Without aspect
Maria Polinsky
Author index
Language index
Subject index
“This collection of papers in honor of Bernard Comrie, despite certain weaker points (both conceptual and technical), is a very valuable contribution to the typological and empirical study of case and grammatical relations across languages, and, last but not least, it is indeed worthy as a Festschrift to so eminent a scholar as Bernard Comrie.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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