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On the Offensive

By Karen Stollznow

On the Offensive " This book sheds light on the derogatory phrases, insults, slurs, stereotypes, tropes and more that make up linguistic discrimination. Each chapter addresses a different area of prejudice: race and ethnicity; gender identity; sexuality; religion; health and disability; physical appearance; and age."

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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.