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Case and Grammatical Relations: Studies in Honor of Bernard Comrie

The papers during this quantity should be grouped into large, overlapping periods: these dealing basically with case and people dealing basically with grammatical family. in regards to case, themes comprise descriptions of the case structures of 2 Caucasian languages, the issues of deciding on what percentage circumstances Russian has and no matter if Hungarian has a case method in any respect, the problem of case-combining, the retention of the dative in Swedish dialects, and genitive gadgets within the languages of Europe.

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The resulting noun form can be used as the argument of a noun-taking predicate. I will follow Kiefer in considering just these eighteen forms as cases, though it’s of theoretical interest that other forms have traditionally been included in the list. Some cases are essentially grammatical in function (nominative, accusative, dative): (1) Hungarianˉcaseˉformsˉofˉemberˉ‘person’ nominative ember accusative ember-t dative ember-nek The nine cases in (2) have primarily local/spatial meanings cumulating ‘orientation’ with ‘position/direction’, essive (at rest), allative (motion to), ablative (motion from) (adapted from Comrie & Polinsky 1998: 107; Kenesei, Vago & Fenyvesi 1998: 235): Does Hungarian have a case system?

Poverxnostnyj sintaksis russkix čislovyx vyraženij [Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, Sonderband 16]. Vienna: Institut für Slawistik der Universität Wien. Mel’čuk, I. 1986. Toward a definition of case.  Levine (Eds), 35–85. Columbus OH: Slavica. (Revised version in Mel’čuk, I. 2006, 110–179) Mel’čuk, I. 2004. Meaning in nominal cases. In Tipologičeskie obosnovanija v grammatike. ), 313–337. Moscow: Znak. Mel’čuk, I. 2006. Aspects of the Theory of Morphology, Ed.  Beck. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Meyer, P.

Andrew Spencer basic reason for this is simple: we often find that the ‘wrong’ morphological form can realize a syntactically defined case function, in other words we have form: function mismatches. As Comrie (1986: 89) points out, in a thoroughly agglutinating language such as Turkish ‘〈…〉 the traditional cases (nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, locative, ablative) can just as readily be identified by their suffixes 〈…〉’, as, indeed, is done in the Dravidian native descriptive tradition.

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