Restrictiveness in Case Theory (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)
- ISBN-13: 9780521462877
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Release Date: Oct 28, 1996
- Pages: 342 pages
- Dimensions: 0.87 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches
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.
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