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Books: Ling Theories/Syntax/Semantics: Bhaskararao et al

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)
        2.    Paul Peranteau, Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)



Message 1: Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)

Date: 19-Oct-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)




Title: Non-Nominative Subjects
Subtitle: Volume 1
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 60

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2060

Editor: Peri Bhaskararao, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Editor: Karumuri Venkata Subbarao, University of Dehli

Hardback: ISBN: 9027229708 Pages: xii, 325 pp. Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588115313 Pages: xii, 325 pp. Price: U.S. $ 150.00


Abstract:

Volume 1 of Non-nominative Subjects (NNSs) presents the most recent
research on this topic from a wide range of languages from diverse language
families of the world, with ample data and in-depth analysis. A significant
feature of these volumes is that authors with different theoretical
perspectives study the intricate questions raised by these constructions.
Some of the central issues include the subject properties of noun phrases
with ergative, dative, accusative and genitive case, case assignment and
checking, anaphor-antecedent coreference, the nature of predicates with
NNSs, whether they are volitional or non-volitional, possibilities of
control coreference and agreement phenomena. These analyses have
significant implications for theories of syntax and verbal semantics, first
language acquisition of NNSs, convergence of case marking patterns in
language contact situations, and the nature of syntactic change.


Table of contents

1. Experiencer datives in Kannada
R. Amritavalli 7

2. Non-nominative subjects in comparison
Josef Bayer 31

3. Some non-nominative subjects in Bangla
Probal Dasgupta 59

4. Non-nominative subjects in Hindi-Urdu VP structure and case parameters
Alice Davison 71

5. The diachronic relationship between quirky subjects and stylistic fronting
Susann Fischer 99

6. The possessor-experiencer dative in Malayalam
K.A. Jayaseelan 119

7. The position of the accusative subject in the accusative-infinitive
construction
Howard Lasnik 137

8. On the origin of non-nominative subjects
Anoop K. Mahajan 151

9. Genitive subjects in Japanese
Mamoru Saito 169

10. Icelandic non-nominative subjects
Halldor Armann Sigurðsson 185

11. Non-nominative subjects in Telugu
Karumuri Venkata Subbarao and Peri Bhaskararao 209

12. Non-nominative subjects in Marathi
Kashi Wali 245

13. Non-nominative (major) subjects and case stacking in Korean
James Hye Suk Yoon 275

Index 325



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Bengali (Language Code: BNG)
                            Hindi (Language Code: HND)
                            Icelandic (Language Code: ICE)
                            Japanese (Language Code: JPN)
                            Kannada (Language Code: KJV)
                            Korean (Language Code: KKN)
                            Malayalam (Language Code: MJS)
                            Marathi (Language Code: MRT)
                            Telugu (Language Code: TCW)
                            Urdu (Language Code: URD)


Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=12051


Message 2: Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)

Date: 19-Oct-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Non-Nominative Subjects: Bhaskararao, Subbarao (Eds)




Title: Non-Nominative Subjects
Subtitle: Volume 2
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 61

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2061

Editor: Karumuri Venkata Subbarao, University of Dehli
Editor: Peri Bhaskararao, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Hardback: ISBN: 1588115321 Pages: xii, 319 pp. Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027229716 Pages: xii, 319 pp. Price: Europe EURO 125.00


Abstract:

Volume 2 of Non-nominative Subjects (NNSs) presents the most recent
research on this topic from a wide range of languages from diverse language
families of the world, with ample data and in-depth analysis. A significant
feature of these volumes is that authors with different theoretical
perspectives study the intricate questions raised by these constructions.
Some of the central issues include the subject properties of noun phrases
with ergative, dative, accusative and genitive case, case assignment and
checking, anaphor–antecedent coreference, the nature of predicates with
NNSs, whether they are volitional or non-volitional, possibilities of
control coreference and agreement phenomena. These analyses have
significant implications for theories of syntax and verbal semantics, first
language acquisition of NNSs, convergence of case marking patterns in
language contact situations, and the nature of syntactic change.


Table of contents

1. Syntactic change and convergence
Harbir Kaur Arora and Karumuri Venkata Subbarao 1

2. The syntax of experiencers in the Himalayas
Balthasar Bickel 25

3. Oblique-case subjects in Tsez
Bernard Comrie 61

4. Experiencer objects in Iwaidjan languages
Nicholas Evans 77

5. Case as agreement
Peter Edwin Hook and Omkar N. Koul 101

6. Acquisition of dative subject in Tamil
B. Lakshmi Bai 115

7. Southeast-Asian languages
Makoto Minegishi 139

8. Subjecthood of non-nominatives in Gujarati
P.J. Mistry 155

9. Oblique main arguments in Hindi as localizing predications
Annie Montaut 187

10. Subjectless clauses in Irish
Michael Noonan 211

11. Instrumental subjects in Motuna
Masayuki Onishi 237

12. The indirect-influence marker in Balinese
Asako Shiohara 257

13. Issues in case-marking
Tasaku Tsunoda 275

14. Aquisition of the non-nominative subject in Telugu
A. Usha Rani and V. Sailaja 287

15. Non-nominative subjects in Maithili
Yogendra P. Yadava 301

Index 313



Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Bali (Language Code: BZC)
                            Dido (Language Code: DDO)
                            Gujarati (Language Code: GJR)
                            Gaelic, Irish (Language Code: GLI)
                            Hindi (Language Code: HND)
                            Maithili (Language Code: MKP)
                            Siwai (Language Code: SIW)
                            Tamil (Language Code: TCV)
                            Telugu (Language Code: TCW)
Language Family(ies): Yiwaidjan
Areal Regions: East Asian
South Asian


Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=12052


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