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Syntactic Microvariation: Dative Constructions in Greek

Dimitris Michelioudakis and Ioanna Sitaridou

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/9780199937363.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with some previously unknown dimensions of variation in the syntax of dative arguments across a range of diatopic and diachronic varieties of Greek. The diversity observed concerns ... More


Dative Subjects and Impersonals in Null-subject Languages

Hiroyuki Ura

in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199945207
eISBN:
9780199389025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945207.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

It has been reported that all the languages with the dative subject construction (DSC) always allow the null subject of a tensed clause, but all the languages with the null-subject construction do ... More


The evolution of inherent Case in the diachrony of Greek

Dimitris Michelioudakis

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Despite the loss of the dative as a morphologically distinct case in Greek, dative arguments still display a syntactic behaviour befitting inherently Case‐marked arguments. Nevertheless, there are ... More


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