The Oxford Handbook of Case

Paperback | October 20, 2011

EditorAndrej Malchukov, Andrew Spencer

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive account of current research on case and the morphological and syntactic phenomena associated with it. The semantic roles and grammatical relations indicated by case are fundamental to the whole system of language and have long been a central concern ofdescriptive and theoretical linguistics. The book opens with the editors' synoptic overview of the main lines of research in the field, which sets out the main issues, challenges, and debates. Some sixty scholars from all over the world then report on the state of play in theoretical, typological,diachronic, and psycholinguistic research. They assess cross-linguistic work on case and case-systems and evaluate a variety of theoretical approaches. They examine current issues and debates from historical, areal, socio-linguistic, and psycholinguistic perspectives. The final part of the bookconsists of a set of overviews of case systems representative of some of the world's major language families. The book includes a detailed index and bibliography as well as copious cross-references. It will be of central interest to all scholars and advanced students of syntax and morphology as well as to those working in associated subjects in semantics, typology, and psycholinguistics.

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive account of current research on case and the morphological and syntactic phenomena associated with it. The semantic roles and grammatical relations indicated by case are fundamental to the whole system of language and have long been a central concern ofdescriptive and theoretical linguistics. The ...

Andrej Malchukov is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Linguistic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences, St-Petersburg), currently affiliated to Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig). He is the editor, with Leonid Kulikov and Peter de Swart, of Case, Valency and Transitivity (Benjamins, 2006) and the author o...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:960 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:October 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer: IntroductionPart I: Theoretical Approaches to Case1. Barry J. Blake: History of the Research on Case2. Miriam Butt: Modern Approaches to Case: An Overview3. Jonathan David Bobaljik and Susi Wurmbrand: Case in GB/Minimalism4. Miriam Butt: Case in Lexical-Functional Grammar5. Joan Maling: The Case Tier: a Hierarchical Approach to Morphological Case6. Helen de Hoop: Case in Optimality Theory7. Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.: Case in Role and Reference Grammar8. John Anderson: Case in Localist Case Grammar9. Silvia Luraghi: Case in Cognitive Grammar10. Anna Wierzbicka: Case in NSM: a Re-analysis of the Polish Dative11. Helen de Hoop and Joost Zwarts: Case in Formal SemanticsPart II: Morphology of Case12. Andrew Spencer: Case as a Morphological Phenomenon13. James Blevins: Case and Declensional Paradigm14. Matthew Baerman: Case Syncretism15. Edith Moravcsik: The Distribution of Case16. Oliver A. Iggesen: Asymmetry in Case Marking: Nominal vs. Pronominal SystemsPart III: Syntax of Case17. Beatrice Primus: Case, Grammatical Relations, and Semantic Roles18. Ad Neeleman and Fred Weerman: Syntactic Effects of Morphological Case19. Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker: Case and Alternative Strategies: Word Order and Agreement Marking20. Balthasar Bickel and Johanna Nichols: Case Marking and Alignment21. Masayoshi Shibatani: Case and Voice: Case in Derived Constructions22. Andrej Malchukov and Peter de Swart: Differential Case Marking and Actancy Variations23. Seppo Kittila: Case and the Typology of TransitivityPart IV: Case in (psycho)linguistic Disciplines24. Sonja Eisenbeiss, Bhuvana Narasimhan, and Maria D. Voeikova: The Acquisition of Case25. Alissa Melinger, Thomas Pechmann and Sandra Pappert: Case in Language Production26. Markus Bader and Monique Lamers: Case in Language Comprehension27. Monique Lamers and Esther Ruigendijk: Case and AphasiaPart V: Areal and Diachronic Issues28. Leonid Kulikov: Evolution of Case Systems29. Bernd Heine: Grammaticalization of Cases30. Johanna Barddal and Leonid Kulikov: Case in Decline31. Balthasar Bickel and Johanna Nichols: The Geography of Case32. Lars Johanson: Case and Contact LinguisticsPart VI: Individual Cases: Cross-Linguistic Overviews33. Martin Haspelmath: Terminology of Case34. Andrej Malchukov and Heiko Narrog: Case Polysemy35. Christa Konig: Marked Nominatives36. Seppo Kittila and Andrej Malchukov: Varieties of Accusative37. Enrique Palancar: Varieties of Ergative38. Ashild Naess: Varieties of Dative39. Yury Lander: Varieties of Genitive40. Heiko Narrog: Varieties of Instrumental41. Thomas Stolz, Cornelia Stroh, and Aina Urdze: Varieties of Comitative42. Denis Creissels: Spatial Cases43. Michael Daniel and Andrew Spencer: The Vocative - an Outlier Case44. Andrej Malchukov: Rare and 'Exotic' CasesPart VII: Sketches of Case Systems45. Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer: Typology of Case Systems: Parameters of Variation46. Michael Daniel and Dmitri Ganenkov: Case Marking in Daghestanian: Limits of Elaboration47. Peter M. Arkadjev: Poor (Two-Term) Case Systems: Limits of Neutralization48. Don Stilo: Case In Iranian: From Reducation and Loss to Innovation and Renewal49. Andrej Sobolev: From Synthetic to Analytic Case: Variation in South Slavic Dialects50. Christa Konig: Case in an African Language: Ik - How Defective a Case Can be51. Mengistu Amberber: Differential Case-marking of Arguments in Amharic52. Alan Dench: Case in an Australian Language: Distribution of Case and Multiple Case-Marking in Nyamal53. Mark Donohue: Case in an Austronesian Language: Distinguishing Case Functions in Tukang Besi54. Akio Ogawa: Case in a Topic-Prominent Language: Pragmatic and Syntactic Functions of Cases in Japanese55. Elena Maslova: Case in Yukaghir Languages56. Soren Wichmann: Case Relations in Tlapanec, a Head-Marking Language57. Nick Enfield: 'Case Relations' in Lao, a Radically Isolating LanguageReferencesSubject IndexAuthor IndexLanguage Index