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LINGUIST List 20.1432

Wed Apr 15 2009

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology: Barðdal, Chelliah (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case: Barðdal, Chelliah (Eds)

Message 1: The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case: Barðdal, Chelliah (Eds)
Date: 14-Apr-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the Development of Case: Barðdal, Chelliah (Eds)
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Title: The Role of Semantic, Pragmatic, and Discourse Factors in the
Development of Case
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 108
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20108

Editor: Jóhanna Barðdal
Editor: Shobhana L. Chelliah
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289926 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289926 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205759 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205759 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00

The aim of this volume is to bring non-syntactic factors in the development
of case into the eye of the research field, by illustrating the integral
role of pragmatics, semantics, and discourse structure in the historical
development of morphologically marked case systems. The articles represent
fifteen typologically diverse languages from four different language
families: (i) Indo-European: Vedic Sanskrit, Russian, Greek, Latin,
Latvian, Gothic, French, German, Icelandic, and Faroese; (ii)
Tibeto-Burman, especially the Bodic languages and Meithei; (iii) Japanese;
and (iv) the Pama-Nyungan mixed language Gurindji Kriol. The data also show
considerable diversity and include elicited, archival, corpus-based, and
naturally occurring data. Discussions of mechanisms where change is
obtained include semantically and aspectually motivated synchronic case
variation, discourse motivated subject marking, reduction or expansion of
case marker distribution, case syncretism motivated by semantics, syntax,
or language contact, and case splits motivated by pragmatics, metonymy, and

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Faroese (fao)
                            French (fra)
                            German, Standard (deu)
                            Gothic (got)
                            Greek (ell)
                            Icelandic (isl)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Latvian (lav)
                            Latin (lat)
                            Meitei (mni)
                            Kriol (rop)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Sanskrit (san)

Written In: English (eng )

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