Variation in Datives : A Microcomparative Perspective Paperback / softback
Edited by Beatriz (Professor of Linguistics, Professor of Linguistics, University of the Basque Cou Fernandez, Ricardo (Professor of Linguistics, Professor of Linguistics, University of Bayonne) Etxepare
Part of the Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax series
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 dative case-marking, the different structural positions of dative arguments and their semantic contribution, and patterns of syncretism in the clitic and/or agreement system.
Interest inthese topics has grown significantly in the past 20 years.
Variation in Datives makes a significant contribution to our understanding 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, includingGreek, Basque, Icelandic, and Serbo-Croatian. Variation in Datives will appeal to scholars and advanced students of syntax, linguistic variation, and especially syntactic micro-variation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 346 pages, 17 b&w line
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 31/01/2013
- Category: Historical & comparative linguistics
- ISBN: 9780199937387