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The Resource Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop, (electronic resource)

Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop, (electronic resource)

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Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case
Title
Competition and variation in natural languages
Title remainder
the case for case
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume combines different perspectives on case-marking: (1) typological and descriptive approaches of various types and instances of case-marking in the languages of the world as well as comparison with languages that express similar types of relations without morphological case-marking; (2) formal analyses in different theoretical frameworks of the syntactic, semantic, and morphological properties of case-marking; (3) a historical approach of case-marking; (4) a psycholinguistic approach of case-marking. Although there are a number of publications on case related issues, there is no volume such as the present one, which exclusively looks at case marking, competition and variation from a cross-linguistic perspective and within the context of different contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of language. In addition to chapters with broad conceptual orientation, the volume offers detailed empirical studies of case in a number of diverse languages including: Amharic, Basque, Dutch, Hindi, Japanese, Kuuk Thaayorre, Malagasy and Yurakař. The volume will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in the cognitive sciences, general linguistics, typology, historical linguistics, formal linguistics, and psycholinguistics. The book will interest scholars working within the context of formal syntactic and semantic theories as it provides insight into the properties of case from a cross-linguistic perspective. The book also will be of interest to cognitive scientists interested in the relationship between meaning and grammar, in particular, and the human mind's capacity in the mapping of meaning onto grammar, in general
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Dewey number
415.5
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1961-
  • 1964-
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  • Amberber, Mengistu
  • Hoop, Helen de
Series statement
Perspectives on cognitive science
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Grammar, Comparative and general
Label
Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Competition and variation in natural languages: the case for case. Some participants are more equal than others: Case and the composition of arguments in Kuuk Thaayorre. Head marking and dependent marking of grammatical relations in Yurakař. Case pattern splits, verb types, and construction competition. Limits to case a critical survey of the notion. Case as feature checking and the status of predicate initial languages. (L. deMena Travis). The case of Basque: an accusative analysis for an ergative system. -- Noun phrase resolution: the correlation between case and ambiguity. Changes in case marking in NP: From Old English to Middle English. The on-line resolution of subject-object ambiguities with and without case-marking in Dutch: evidence from event related brain potentials. Differential subject marking in Amharic. Differential case-marking in Hindi
  • Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case / Mengistu Amberber and Helen de Hoop -- Some participants are more equal than others : case and the composition of arguments in Kuuk Thaayorre / Alice Gaby -- Head marking and dependent marking of grammatical relations in Yurakaré / Rik van Gijn -- Case pattern splits, verb types and construction competition / Andrej L. Malchukov -- Limits to case--a critical survey of the notion / Andrew Spencer and Ryo Otoguro -- Case as feature checking and the status of predicate initial languages / Lisa deMena Travis -- The case of Basque : an accusative analysis for an ergative system / Mario van de Visser -- Noun phrase resolution : the correlation between case and ambiguity / Peter de Swart -- Changes in case marking in NP : from Old English to Middle English / Cynthia L. Allen -- The on-line resolution of subject-object ambiguities with and without case-marking in Dutch : evidence from event-related brain potentials / Monique Lamers -- Differential subject marking in Amharic / Mengistu Amberber -- Differential case-marking in Hindi / Helen de Hoop and Bhuvana Narasimhan
Control code
ocn162130344
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080459776
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)162130344
Label
Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case, edited by Mengistu Amberber, Helen de Hoop, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Competition and variation in natural languages: the case for case. Some participants are more equal than others: Case and the composition of arguments in Kuuk Thaayorre. Head marking and dependent marking of grammatical relations in Yurakař. Case pattern splits, verb types, and construction competition. Limits to case a critical survey of the notion. Case as feature checking and the status of predicate initial languages. (L. deMena Travis). The case of Basque: an accusative analysis for an ergative system. -- Noun phrase resolution: the correlation between case and ambiguity. Changes in case marking in NP: From Old English to Middle English. The on-line resolution of subject-object ambiguities with and without case-marking in Dutch: evidence from event related brain potentials. Differential subject marking in Amharic. Differential case-marking in Hindi
  • Competition and variation in natural languages : the case for case / Mengistu Amberber and Helen de Hoop -- Some participants are more equal than others : case and the composition of arguments in Kuuk Thaayorre / Alice Gaby -- Head marking and dependent marking of grammatical relations in Yurakaré / Rik van Gijn -- Case pattern splits, verb types and construction competition / Andrej L. Malchukov -- Limits to case--a critical survey of the notion / Andrew Spencer and Ryo Otoguro -- Case as feature checking and the status of predicate initial languages / Lisa deMena Travis -- The case of Basque : an accusative analysis for an ergative system / Mario van de Visser -- Noun phrase resolution : the correlation between case and ambiguity / Peter de Swart -- Changes in case marking in NP : from Old English to Middle English / Cynthia L. Allen -- The on-line resolution of subject-object ambiguities with and without case-marking in Dutch : evidence from event-related brain potentials / Monique Lamers -- Differential subject marking in Amharic / Mengistu Amberber -- Differential case-marking in Hindi / Helen de Hoop and Bhuvana Narasimhan
Control code
ocn162130344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080459776
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)162130344

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