By Mengistu Amberber,Helen de Hoop

ISBN-10: 0080446515

ISBN-13: 9780080446516

ISBN-10: 0080973280

ISBN-13: 9780080973289

This quantity combines various views on case-marking: (1) typological and descriptive methods of assorted forms and circumstances of case-marking within the languages of the area in addition to comparability with languages that specific related varieties of kinfolk with no morphological case-marking; (2) formal analyses in numerous theoretical frameworks of the syntactic, semantic, and morphological homes of case-marking; (3) a historic strategy of case-marking; (4) a psycholinguistic technique of case-marking.

Although there are many guides on case similar matters, there is not any quantity reminiscent of the current one, which completely seems to be at case marking, pageant and version from a cross-linguistic point of view and in the context of other modern theoretical ways to the examine of language.

In addition to chapters with wide conceptual orientation, the amount deals certain empirical reports of case in a few diversified languages together with: Amharic, Basque, Dutch, Hindi, eastern, Kuuk Thaayorre, Malagasy and Yurakaré.

The quantity could be of curiosity to researchers and complicated scholars within the cognitive sciences, common linguistics, typology, old linguistics, formal linguistics, and psycholinguistics. The ebook will curiosity students operating in the context of formal syntactic and semantic theories because it presents perception into the homes of case from a cross-linguistic point of view. The booklet will also be of curiosity to cognitive scientists attracted to the connection among which means and grammar, particularly, and the human mind's potential within the mapping of that means onto grammar, in general.

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