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It's Been Said Before

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Differentielle Objektmarkierung bei unbelebten Objekten im Spanischen [Differential Object Marking with Inanimate Objects in Spanish]
Written By: Marco García García
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 545

When and why are direct objects in Spanish marked with an “a”? This study investigates this question by considering inanimate objects that are normally unmarked, butrequire marking when combined with a small, stable class of verbs. Presenting an analysis of semantic roles, the author shows that diffential object marking in Spanish is determined not only by nominal individualization properties such as animacy and definiteness but also by the verbal action that is expressed.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Functional Grammar
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110290837
Pages: 247
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110373967
Pages: 247
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95