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By Seppo Kittilä (Ed.), Katja Västi (Ed.), Jussi Ylikoski (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027206805

ISBN-13: 9789027206800

The chapters of this quantity scrutinize the interaction of other combos of case, animacy and semantic roles, therefore contributing to our realizing of those notions in a unique means. the focal point of the chapters lies on exhibiting how animacy impacts argument marking. not like earlier stories, those chapters essentially care for lesser studied phenomena, resembling animacy results on spatial instances and the diversities among instances and adpositions within the coding of spatial family members. additionally, theoretical and diachronic matters relating to case and semantic roles also are mentioned; for instance, what's case, how do circumstances boost and what are the practical modifications among situations and adpositions? The chapters take care of quite a few diverse languages together with Uralic languages, Indo-European languages, Basque, Korean and Vaeakau-Taumako. The e-book is attractive to a person attracted to case, animacy and/or semantic roles.

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The authors show that Basque follows the cross-linguistic tendency that animate entities are less ideal landmarks than inanimate entities. Song’s chapter, in turn, examines the so-called Organization/Document Construction in Korean. These are constructions in which an argument referring to an organization or a document receives locative coding (which is not typical of animate arguments), but the constituent in question nevertheless displays features typical of subjects. As such, these entities are not animate, but organizations consist of animate beings and documents are created by animate beings, which explains the somewhat unexpected formal behavior of these arguments.

The structure of the paper is as follows: In ­Section 2, we define the topic of the study in greater detail. The three semantic roles are defined primarily based on the notions of coincidence and possession. The data is presented and discussed in Section 3 in which the examined languages are divided into six types according to which of the roles are coded by identical means and which bear different kind of coding. e. whether they are cases or postpositions) is considered. Finally, Section 4 ­discusses the central findings of the paper.

Acts 11:29–30) (2)  So all of the disciples decided they would send a contribution to the brothers (R) living in Judea, as they were able, by sending it through Barnabas and Saul to the elders (R). We have chosen these very examples due to their illustrative nature; they render it possible to focus explicitly on the coding of the three roles under study. As a matter of fact, the concrete data from our corpus does not significantly differ from but rather confirms our prior knowledge of the languages in question as well as the ways in which these grammatical elements have been presented in earlier grammatical and lexical descriptions of these languages.

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