Restrictiveness in Case Theory by Henry SmithRestrictiveness in Case Theory by Henry Smith

Restrictiveness in Case Theory

byHenry SmithEditorS. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan

Paperback | June 1, 2006

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Henry Smith develops a theory of syntactic case and examines its synchronic and diachronic consequences. Within a unification-based framework, he draws out pervasive patterns in the relationship between morphosyntax "linking" and grammatical function. Beginning with a detailed study of dative substitution in Icelandic, the author moves on to examine a wide array of synchronic and diachronic data and to construct a typology of case.
Title:Restrictiveness in Case TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521026555

ISBN - 13:9780521026550

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Argument case and case alternations; 3. A typology of case systems; 4. Linker interactions; 5. Icelandic; 6. Changes in linking; 7. Case semi-preservation; 8. Conclusions; Notes; References; Index.