Non-nominative Subjects

Non-nominative Subjects : Volume 1

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Volume 1 of Non-nominative Subjects (NNSs) presents the most recent research on this topic from a wide range of languages from diverse language families of the world, with ample data and in-depth analysis. A significant feature of these volumes is that authors with different theoretical perspectives study the intricate questions raised by these constructions. Some of the central issues include the subject properties of noun phrases with ergative, dative, accusative and genitive case, case assignment and checking, anaphor-antecedent coreference, the nature of predicates with NNSs, whether they are volitional or non-volitional, possibilities of control coreference and agreement phenomena. These analyses have significant implications for theories of syntax and verbal semantics, first language acquisition of NNSs, convergence of case marking patterns in language contact situations, and the nature of syntactic change.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 325 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115313
  • 9781588115317

Table of contents

1. List of authors; 2. Preface; 3. 1. Experiencer datives in Kannada (by Amritavalli, R.); 4. 2. Syntactic change and convergence (by Arora, Harbir Kaur); 5. 3. Non-nominative subjects in comparison (by Bayer, Josef); 6. 4. The syntax of experiencers in the Himalayas (by Bickel, Balthasar); 7. 5. Oblique-case subjects in Tsez (by Comrie, Bernard); 8. 6. Some non-nominative subjects in Bangla (by Dasgupta, Probal); 9. 7. Non-nominative subjects in Hindi - Urdu VP structure and case parameters (by Davison, Alice); 10. 8. Experiencer objects in Iwaidjan languages (Australia) (by Evans, Nicholas); 11. 9. The diachronic relationship between quirky subjects and stylistic fronting (by Fischer, Susann); 12. 10. Case as agreement (by Hook, Peter Edwin); 13. 11. The possessor - experiencer dative in Malayalam (by Jayaseelan, K.A.); 14. 12. Acquisition of dative subject in Tamil (by Lakshmi Bai, B.); 15. 13. The position of the accusative subject in the accusative - infinitive construction (by Lasnik, Howard); 16. 14. On the origin of non-nominative subjects (by Mahajan, Anoop K.); 17. 15. Southeast-Asian languages (by Minegishi, Makoto); 18. Indexshow more