Flexible Syntax: A Theory of Case and Arguments (Studies in by A. Neeleman,F. Weerman

By A. Neeleman,F. Weerman

so much linguistic theories suppose that every grammatical relation is proven in a special structural configuration. Neeleman and Weerman take factor with this view, arguing for a extra versatile technique at the foundation of conceptual issues and knowledge taken quite often, yet no longer solely, from the Germanic languages. In-depth analyses of note order phenomena in addition to diachronic and typological generalizations inspire a second look of the function of case within the projection of arguments. Case is proven to supply a syntactic foothold for thematic interpretation, anything that is important in a grammar that doesn't enable mounted theta-positions. therefore, this examine doesn't simply provide a real replacement to many general assumptions, it additionally explains why there could be the sort of factor as case in average language.

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