By Greville G. Corbett (Ed.), Michael Noonan (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027290180

ISBN-13: 9789027290182

The papers during this quantity will be grouped into extensive, overlapping periods: these dealing essentially with case and people dealing essentially with grammatical kin. with reference to case, issues comprise descriptions of the case platforms of 2 Caucasian languages, the issues of selecting what percentage situations Russian has and no matter if Hungarian has a case method in any respect, the difficulty of case-combining, the retention of the Read more...

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Tipologija dvuxpadežnyx system. Kandidat dissertation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Slavistics, Moscow. , Brown, D. G. 2005. The Syntax-Morphology Interface: A Study of Syncretism. Cambridge: CUP. Billings, L. 1998. Morphology and syntax: Delimiting stump compounds in Russian. In Proceedings of the First Mediterranean Conference of Morphology (Mytilene, Greece, Sept.  Scalise (Eds), 99–110. Patras: University of Patras. Bílý, M. 1988. Russian quantification expressed via grammatical number and the construction idti v soldaty.

Andrew Spencer Both the morphological forms (‘fused postpositions’) and the canonical GF markers on dependents can be called ‘case’, but only in a weak and potentially misleading sense. I contrast Hungarian with the Samoyedic language Selkup, which has a similar array of suffixal ‘cases’, but additionally a suffix occupying the ‘case’ slot which creates similitudinal adjectives, with no case-like function at all. Finally, I draw summary conclusions. 2. 1 The traditional case system In the descriptive sections I will use the term ‘case’ in its traditional sense, even though I will be arguing that the suffixes themselves are not case markers proper.

D (autonomous) 2. distinguishable across other features and values 3. distinguished consistently across relevant word classes 4. distinguished consistently across lexemes 5. obligatory 6. no syntactic conditions 7. no semantic conditions 8. no lexical conditions from the governee 9. no additional lexical conditions from the governor 10. use is sufficient (features/ values are independent) vocative second genitive second locative adnumerative X X X X X X X X X X X X X X (X) X (X) (X) X X X X X In (22), X indicates non-canonical behaviour, and (X) somewhat non-canonical behaviour.

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