Grammatical Relations: The Evidence Against Their Necessity and Universality by D. N. S. BhatGrammatical Relations: The Evidence Against Their Necessity and Universality by D. N. S. Bhat

Grammatical Relations: The Evidence Against Their Necessity and Universality

byD. N. S. BhatEditorD. N. S. Bhat

Hardcover | October 10, 1991

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This book argues that the assumption that grammatical relations are both necessary and universal is an unwarranted generalization. The grammatical relations of subject and object are required in the case of the Indian language of Kannada. Furthermore, the notion of transitivity or transference which forms the basis for postulating grammatical relations does not play the expected central role in all languages: in the case of another Indian language, Manipuri, it is volitionality and transitivity which plays the central role in clause structure. Dr. Bhat argues against the universality and necessity of grammatical relations; his provocative hypothesis will be a challenge to all those concerned with the nature of language.
Title:Grammatical Relations: The Evidence Against Their Necessity and UniversalityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 2 inPublished:October 10, 1991Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041506323X

ISBN - 13:9780415063234

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