Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective by Beatriz Fernandez

Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

byBeatriz Fernandez, Ricardo Etxepare

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Variation in Datives collects new research on the nature of syntactic micro-variation in datives. The papers in this volume examine different aspects of internal variation in dative marking, such as agreement and case alternations, distribution of adpositional structures and dativecase-marking, the different structural positions of dative arguments and their semantic contribution, and patterns of syncretism in the clitic and/or agreement system. Interest in these topics has grown significantly in the past 20 years. Variation in Datives makes a significant contribution to ourunderstanding of language variation, as it adds the micro-comparative perspective to the general discussion and includes 10 new articles on a wide range of European languages, including Greek, Basque, Icelandic, and Serbo-Croatian.Variation in Datives will appeal to scholars and advanced students of syntax, linguistic variation, and especially syntactic micro-variation.

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Beatriz Fernandez is Professor of Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country. Ricardo Extepare is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bayonne.

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Title:Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:December 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199937389

ISBN - 13:9780199937387

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