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Variation in Datives : A Microcomparative Perspective, Paperback / softback Book


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:
  • Category: Historical & comparative linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780199937387



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