Grammatical Relations and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic

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| University of Warsaw & Vilnius University
| Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan & Vilnius University
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This is the first of three volumes dealing with clausal architecture, grammatical relations, case-marking and the syntax–semantics interface in Baltic. It focuses on the grammatical relations of subject and object and the viability of these notions in languages like Lithuanian and Latvian, which have a rich case morphology and show many deviations from the canonical nominative-accusative pattern of case-marking. The issues examined include differential object marking, subjecthood in specificational copular constructions, ‘swarm’-type alternations and what they tell us about grammatical relations, special types of subject and object marking in non-finite clauses, and non-canonical grammatical relations induced by modal predicates. One study provides a comparative outlook towards Icelandic, another language noted for its complex marking of grammatical relations. The articles in the volume represent various theoretical frameworks.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Argument marking and grammatical relations in Baltic: An overview
Axel Holvoet and Nicole Nau
1–41
Case and word order in Lithuanian infinitival clauses revisited
Peter M. Arkadiev
43–95
Non-canonical grammatical relations in a modal construction: The Latvian debitive
Axel Holvoet and Marta Grzybowska
97–135
Alternations in argument realization and problematic cases of subjecthood in Lithuanian
Kristina Lenartaitė-Gotaučienė
137–180
Subjecthood in specificational copular constructions in Lithuanian
Rolandas Mikulskas
181–206
Differential object marking in Latgalian
Nicole Nau
207–255
The independent partitive genitive in Lithuanian
Ilja A. Seržant
257–299
On the non-canonical marking of the highest-ranking argument in Lithuanian and Icelandic: Steps toward a database
Björn Wiemer and Valgerður Bjarnadóttir
301–361
Language index
363
Name index
365–366
Subject index
367–370
“This excellent collection of papers makes Baltic languages one of the most thoroughly investigated in the domain of grammatical relations. The discussion of non-canonical marking of subjects and objects in Baltic, as well as of related issues of diffuseness of grammatical relations, argument alternations, differential case marking and impersonal constructions will inform the future typological and theoretical studies in this domain.”
“Overall, this is an excellent collection of papers, which makes Baltic languages among the most thoroughly investigated in the domain of grammatical relations. The discussion of non-canonical marking of subjects and objects in Baltic, as well as of related issues of diffuseness of grammatical relations, argument alternations, differential case marking and impersonal constructions, will inform the future typological and theoretical studies in this domain.”
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Magnani, Marco
2019. Non-canonical case marking on subjects in Russian and Lithuanian. Evolutionary Linguistic Theory 1:2  pp. 175 ff. Crossref logo
Viti, Carlotta
2017. Semantic and cognitive factors of argument marking in ancient Indo-European languages. Diachronica 34:3  pp. 368 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AJB – Linguistics/Baltic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014000518 | Marc record