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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: The Space of Case Add Dissertation
Author: Sander Lestrade Update Dissertation
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Institution: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Centre for Language Studies
Completed in: 2010
Linguistic Subfield(s): Semantics; Syntax; Typology;
Director(s): Helen de Hoop
Joost Zwarts

Abstract: 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
the other.