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Diss: Semantics/Syntax/Typology: Lestrade: 'The Space of Case'
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The Space of Case
Message 1: The Space of Case
From: sander lestrade <s.lestradeuni-bremen.de>
Subject: The Space of Case
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Institution: Radboud University Nijmegen
Program: Centre for Language Studies
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2010
Author: Sander Lestrade
Dissertation Title: The Space of Case
Dissertation URL: http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~lestrade/papers/The%20space%20of%20case.pdf
Helen de Hoop
This dissertation proposes a functionally motivated account of the use of
morphological Case, combining insights from syntax, semantics, pragmatics,
typology, and corpus research. The use of Case is argued to be the result
of economy and generalization principles that are necessary for communication.
Special attention is given to the spatial use of Case. Spatial Case
expresses the most frequent spatial meaning aspect: the change of relative
position. By the focus on spatial Case, this study complements existing
literature on spatial adpositions on the one hand and structural Case on
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