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Title: Variation in Datives
Subtitle: A Microcomparative Perspective
Edited By: Beatriz Fernández
Ricardo Etxepare

Variation in Datives collects new research on the nature of syntactic micro-variation in datives. The papers in this volume examine different aspects of internal variation in dative marking, such as agreement and case alternations, distribution of adpositional structures and dative case-marking, the different structural positions of dative arguments and their semantic contribution, and patterns of syncretism in the clitic and/or agreement system. Interest in these topics has grown significantly in the past 20 years. Variation in Datives makes a significant contribution to our understanding of language variation, as it adds the micro-comparative perspective to the general discussion and includes 10 new articles on a wide range of European languages, including Greek, Basque, Icelandic, and Serbo-Croatian. Variation in Datives will appeal to scholars and advanced students of syntax, linguistic variation, and especially syntactic micro-variation.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199937363
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 99

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199937387
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95