Argument Realization in Baltic

| University of Warsaw & Vilnius University
| Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan & Vilnius University
ISBN 9789027259110 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027267535 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
The third volume in the VARGReB series explores different aspects of varying argument realization in Baltic. It presents original studies on differential marking of both core and non-core verbal arguments, on argument structures of nouns and the encoding of nominal arguments, as well as on constructions reflecting the expansion of argument structure through the addition of causative, resultative or applicative predications. The discussion of phenomena of argument realization and marking often touches on fundamental problems of syntax and the syntax-semantics interface, such as the putative locality of case assignment, event-structural factors determining case marking, the inheritance of argument structure across phrase types, or the status of arguments and adjuncts. The contributions to this volume use different approaches and frameworks to analyze a wealth of authentic data from contemporary Latvian and Lithuanian.
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Table of Contents
Axel Holvoet and Nicole Nau
Case marking and case alternations
Long-distance Genitive of Negation in Lithuanian
Peter M. Arkadiev
Argument marking in Baltic and Slavonic pain-verb constructions
Axel Holvoet
Variable argument realization in Lithuanian impersonals
James E. Lavine
The nominative case in Baltic in a typological perspective
Ilja A. Seržant
Differential Argument Marking with the Latvian debitive: A multifactorial analysis
Ilja A. Seržant and Jana Taperte
Contexts for the choice of genitive vs. instrumental in contemporary Lithuanian
Björn Wiemer and Vaiva Žeimantienė
The directive/locative alternation in Lithuanian and elsewhere
Natalia M. Zaika
Extending argument structure
Verbal prefixation and argument structure in Lithuanian
Kirill Kozhanov
Resultative secondary predicates in the Baltic languages
Benita Riaubienė
On periphrastic causative constructions in Lithuanian and Latvian
Jurgis Pakerys
Nominalizations and their arugument structure
Argument realization in Latvian action nominal constructions: A corpus and text based investigation
Nicole Nau
Lithuanian nominalizations and the case marking of their arguments
Natalia M. Zaika
Language index
Name index
Subject index
“This high-quality volume builds directly on the success of the two previous volumes and provides us with more evidence why valency, argument realization and grammatical relations in Baltic merit a publication series of their own. The book offers lots of interesting actual data collected from corpora and gives the reader many fresh ideas on argument realization. The book should thus definitely be found on the bookshelf of any linguist interested in learning more about argument realization in general and in languages that have not gained that much attention in typological research thus far.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2AJB – Linguistics/Baltic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015039233 | Marc record