Grammatical Relations and their Non-Canonical Encoding in Baltic

Editors
ORCID logoAxel Holvoet | University of Warsaw & Vilnius University
ORCID logoNicole Nau | Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan & Vilnius University
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027259097 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027270399 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
 
Google Play logo
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“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.”
Cited by (3)

Cited by 3 other publications

Magnani, Marco
2019. Non-canonical case marking on subjects in Russian and Lithuanian. Evolutionary Linguistic Theory 1:2  pp. 175 ff. DOI logo
Viti, Carlotta

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 12 june 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CF/2AJB: Linguistics/Baltic languages

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014000518 | Marc record