By Mark Baker

In Case, Mark Baker develops a unified conception of the way the morphological case marking of noun words will depend on syntactic constitution. Designed to paintings good for languages of all alignment forms - accusative, ergative, tripartite, marked nominative, or marked absolutive - this conception has been built and proven opposed to unrelated languages of every style, and greater than twenty non-Indo-European languages are thought of extensive. whereas maintaining that case may be assigned to noun words by way of functionality phrases below contract, the speculation additionally develops intimately a moment mode of case task: so-called established case. appropriate for tutorial researchers and scholars, the ebook employs formal-generative options but is still transparent and available for a common linguistics readership.

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