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LINGUIST List 20.2085

Fri Jun 05 2009

Qs: Spatial DCM

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        1.    Sander Lestrade, Spatial DCM

Message 1: Spatial DCM
Date: 04-Jun-2009
From: Sander Lestrade <s.lestradelet.ru.nl>
Subject: Spatial DCM
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Dear all,

I am looking for languages that exhibit the spatial equivalent of DCM:
languages that can leave out spatial case marking on nouns that are
inherently/contextually spatial already.

I know only 3 languages that do. Goal marking on place names is dropped in
Nepali and Gujarati (Kittila 2008) and in Tariana spatial marking can be
omitted if the spatial role of the noun is contextually clear (Aikhenvald
2003).

The result of this case dropping should be a zero marker, not a light
version of spatial case or a direct use of the spatial case without a
bridging morpheme (as in Aristar 96/97).

Does anyone know examples of such languages?

Many thanks in advance!

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

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