Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Goddard, Cliff (1982)

Abstract

(= Surrey 40) It is argued that the notions of S(ubject), A(gent) and O(bject), customarily used in Australianist literature to describe core grammatical functions, should be replaced by the traditional notion of case, namely nominative, ergative and accusative, respectively. So-called split ergativity, where both ergative-absolutive and nominative-accusative systems are found in a single language, should then be treated as resulting from syncretism of the nominative and the accusative or the ergative.

Goddard:1982
authorGoddard, Cliff
year1982
titleCase systems and case marking in Australian languages: a new interpretation
entrytypearticle
journalAustralian Journal of linguistics
volume2
pages167-96

BibTeX

@article{Goddard:1982,
    author = {Goddard, Cliff},
    year = {1982},
    title = {Case systems and case marking in Australian languages: a new interpretation},
    journal = {Australian Journal of linguistics},
    volume = {2},
    pages = {167-96},
}
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