Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles

| University of Helsinki
| University of Oulu & University of Helsinki
| University of Helsinki & Sámi University College
ISBN 9789027206800 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027284815 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The chapters of this volume scrutinize the interplay of different combinations of case, animacy and semantic roles, thus contributing to our understanding of these notions in a novel way. The focus of the chapters lies on showing how animacy affects argument marking. Unlike previous studies, these chapters primarily deal with lesser studied phenomena, such as animacy effects on spatial cases and the differences between cases and adpositions in the coding of spatial relations. In addition, theoretical and diachronic issues related to case and semantic roles are also discussed; for example, what is case, how do cases develop and what are the functional differences between cases and adpositions? The chapters deal with a variety of different languages including Uralic languages, Indo-European languages, Basque, Korean and Vaeakau-Taumako. The book is appealing to anyone interested in case, animacy and/or semantic roles.
[Typological Studies in Language, 99]  2011.  vi, 354 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction to case, animacy and semantic roles
Seppo Kittilä, Katja Västi and Jussi Ylikoski
Remarks on the coding of Goal, Recipient and Vicinal Goal in European Uralic
Seppo Kittilä and Jussi Ylikoski
A case in search of an independent life: The semantics of the initial allative in a Finnish verbless construction
Katja Västi
The division of labour between synonymous locative cases and adpositions: The Estonian adessive and the adposition peal ‘on’
Jane Klavan, Kaisa Kesküla and Laura Ojava
Is there a future for the Finnish comitative? Arguments against the putative synonymy of the comitative case -ine and the postposition kanssa
Maija Sirola-Belliard
Animacy and spatial cases: Typological tendencies, and the case of Basque
Denis Creissels and Céline Mounole
There’s more than “more animate” The Organization/Document Construction in Korean
Jae Jung Song
The coding of spatial relations with human landmarks: From Latin to Romance
Silvia Luraghi
A survey of the origins of directional case suffixes in European Uralic
Jussi Ylikoski
Dutch spatial case
Sander Lestrade
Case on the margins: Pragmatics and argument marking in Vaeakau-Taumako and beyond
Åshild Næss
Why should beneficiaries be subjects (or objects)? Affaction and grammatical relations
Fernando Zúñiga
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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