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The Force of Lexical Case: German and Icelandic Compared

Dieter Wunderlich

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0025
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Modern German shares many similarities with Modern Icelandic in terms of Case marking. This chapter discusses some differences in the two languages with respect to control and raising-to-object ... More


Do We Need the Traditional Case Categories?

David Pesetsky

in Russian Case Morphology and the Syntactic Categories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019729
eISBN:
9780262314503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019729.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes that the traditional case categories (nominative, genitive, etc.) do not form an independent syntactic system, as normally assumed. Instead, they are to be identified with the ... More


Uninterpretable Features Are Incompatible in Morphology with Other Minimalist Postulates

M. Rita Manzini and Leonardo M. Savoia

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the theory that both morphological and syntactic structures are constructed from the same set of categories. Focusing on clitic variation across Romance dialects (specifically ... More


Case in Disguise

Hlíf Árnadóttir and Einar Freyr Sigurðsson

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter discusses changes in the case/Case system in Germanic languages, especially in dative-nominative (DAT-NOM) constructions in Icelandic. Some Germanic languages, such as English and ... More


Conclusions

REBECCA HASSELBACH

in Case in Semitic: Roles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671809
eISBN:
9780191751165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671809.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 7 (Conclusions) summarizes the conclusions of the previous investigation and combines the various features discussed to form an overall typology of Semitic in terms of alignment, marking ... More


The case of the Russian copula

Isabelle Roy

in Nonverbal Predication: Copular Sentences at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543540
eISBN:
9780191747151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543540.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows how the proposed analysis can account for apparently unrelated phenomena in Russian, namely the morphological (short or long) form of the predicate and case assignment with respect ... More


Who does what to whom: grammatical relations

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Grammatical relations between participants are crucial for understanding how each language works. The chapter starts with a snap-shot of core grammatical relations, transitivity, and the marking of ... More


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