The Circum-Baltic Languages: Grammar and typology
ึsten Dahl, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
John Benjamins Publishing, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 761 pages
The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact phenomena in languages. The present set of two volumes look at the circum-Baltic languages from a typological, areal and historical perspective, trying to relate the intricate patterns of similarities and dissimilarities to the societal background. In Volume II, selected phenomena in the grammars of the circum-Baltic languages are studied in a cross-linguistic perspective.
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List of abbreviations
Introduction to the volume
Impersonals and passives in Baltic and Finnic
On the development of the nominative object in East Baltic
Lexical evidence for the parallel development of the Latvian and Livo
nian verb particles
The verbal particle ara
Case systems and syntax in Latvian and Estonian
Genitive positions in Baltic and Finnic languages
accusative adpositions adverbial agreement Ambrazas areal Baltic and Slavic Baltic languages CB area CB languages Circum-Baltic languages coherence comitative and instrumental contexts copula cross-linguistic Curonian dative distinction double encoding Eastern Slavic European languages evidential example expressed Finnic languages Finnish Finno-Ugric languages frequent functions gender genitive German grammatical grammaticalization Holvoet impersonal Indo-European languages infinitive inflectional influence isoglosses Karelian Koptjevskaja-Tamm language contacts Latvian Latvian and Estonian Latvian dialects lexical linguistic Lith Lithuanian Livonian locative Low Latvian marker marking meaning Mordvin morphological nominative object nonverbal predicates Northern Russian noun phrases numeral constructions oblique mood option origin Partial objects participle partitive passive plural pluralia tantum Polish postpositions PPCs predicate adjectives predicate nominals prepositions preverbs pronouns quantity restricted Romani Russian dialects Sami Section semantic sentences similar singular Slavic languages Sprachbund Stolz structure Swedish syllable syntactic typological Uralic Uralic languages verb particles verbal volume Votic word order