Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Comrie, Bernard (1986)

Abstract

(= Surrey 29) Case is seen from two vantage points: "distributional case" refers to a syntactic context where, among the set of all nouns, distinct morphological behavior is found; thus even if only one noun shows a distinct form in a particular context, we say that context calls for a distinct distributional case. "Formal case" refers to distinct forms, each of which may map onto multiple distributional cases. It is assumed that those distributional cases which can be represented by a single formal case are united by shared features. Examples from Russian, Latin Latvian and Dyirbal.

Comrie:1986
authorComrie, Bernard
year1986
titleOn delimiting cases
entrytypeincollection
editorBrecht, Richard D. and Levine, James S.
booktitleCase in Slavic
addressColumbus, Ohio
publisherSlavica
pages86–106

BibTeX

@incollection{Comrie:1986,
    author = {Comrie, Bernard},
    year = {1986},
    title = {On delimiting cases},
    booktitle = {Case in Slavic},
    editor = {Brecht, Richard D. and Levine, James S.},
    address = {Columbus, Ohio},
    publisher = {Slavica},
    pages = {86–106},
}
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