Non-nominative Subjects

Non-nominative Subjects : Volume 2

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Volume 2 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 more

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  • Hardback | 319 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 317.52g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115321
  • 9781588115324

Table of contents

1. List of authors; 2. Preface; 3. 1. Subjecthood of non-nominatives in Gujarati (by Mistry, P.J.); 4. 2. Oblique main arguments in Hindi as localizing predications (by Montaut, Annie); 5. 3. Subjectless clauses in Irish (by Noonan, Michael); 6. 4. Instrumental subjects in Motuna (by Onishi, Masayuki); 7. 5. Genitive subjects in Japanese (by Saito, Mamoru); 8. 6. The indirect-influence marker in Balinese (by Shiohara, Asako); 9. 7. Icelandic non-nominative subjects (by Sigurdsson, Halldor Armann); 10. 8. Non-nominative subjects in Telugu (by Subbarao, Karumuri Venkata); 11. 9. Issues in case-marking (by Tsunoda, Tasaku); 12. 10. Acquisition of the non-nominative subject in Telugu (by Rani, A. Usha); 13. 11. Non-nominative subjects in Marathi (by Wali, Kashi); 14. 12. Non-nominative subjects in Maithili (by Yadava, Yogendra P.); 15. 13. Non-nominative (major) subjects and case stacking in Korean (by Yoon, James Hye Suk); 16. Indexshow more