Case, Animacy and Semantic Roles
Seppo Kittilä, Katja Västi, Jussi Ylikoski
John Benjamins Publishing, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 354 pages
The chapters of this volume scrutinize the interplay of different combinations of case, animacy and semantic roles, thus contributing to our understanding of these notions in a novel way. The focus of the chapters lies on showing how animacy affects argument marking. Unlike previous studies, these chapters primarily deal with lesser studied phenomena, such as animacy effects on spatial cases and the differences between cases and adpositions in the coding of spatial relations. In addition, theoretical and diachronic issues related to case and semantic roles are also discussed; for example, what is case, how do cases develop and what are the functional differences between cases and adpositions? The chapters deal with a variety of different languages including Uralic languages, Indo-European languages, Basque, Korean and Vaeakau-Taumako. The book is appealing to anyone interested in case, animacy and/or semantic roles.
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Introduction to case animacy and semantic roles
PART I Semantic roles and animacy
Remarks on the coding of goal recipient and vicinal goal in European Uralic
A case in search of an independent life
PART II Semantic roles and cases vs adpositions
The division of labour between synonymous locative cases and adpositions
Is there a future for the Finnish comitative?
Animacy and spatial cases
Theres more than more animate
PART IV Diachrony and case
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a/the adessive adposition peal adpositions agent allative-initial animacy animate nouns argument roles baita Basque benefactive beneficiaries case-marking clause coaffix coding Cognitive Cognitive Linguistics comitative concept context corpus Creissels dative diachronic dialects directional discussed distinction document nominal element encode ergative Erzya Estonian European Uralic event example express Finnic Finnish function genitive grammatical grammaticalization headline Helsinki human landmarks Hungarian illative inanimate entities Kittilä lative Leino linguistic locative particle locative-marked nominal Luraghi Mari markedness markers marking meaning metonymy Mordvin morphological non-ODC object organization or document origin paraphrases participant Permic Permic languages Permyak polysemy possession postposition predicate preposition present pronouns Proto-Uralic r-forms Recipient and Vicinal referent Romance languages s-cases Saami Saami languages Section semantic frame semantic roles sentences Seura spatial relations suffix Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden syntactic Table tion topic Trajector and Landmark typically Udmurt Uralic languages Vaeakau-Taumako Veps verb Vicinal Goal Ylikoski this volume