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By Kylie Richardson

ISBN-10: 0199291969

ISBN-13: 9780199291960

The position of structural case in syntax is arguably the most arguable themes in syntactic idea with vital implications for semantic conception. This publication specializes in essentially the most complicated case marking styles within the Slavic languages and ties those styles to kinds of aspectual phenomena, displaying that there's finally a trend within the seeming chaos of case within the Slavic languages.

Kylie Richardson addresses hyperlinks among the case marking on items and the development constitution of a verb word in Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and likewise exhibits that the hyperlinks among case and point within the Slavic languages belong to a far greater trend present in language more often than not. She additionally specializes in hyperlinks among case and grammatical element in depictive, predicative participle, and copular buildings within the East Slavic languages.

The publication will attract students and complex scholars of point, and to all Slavicists.

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The following examples illustrate that with lexical case assigning verbs, the numeral goes into a lexical case, as does the noun immediately following it, that is, the genitive Case is no longer licensed:26 (46) Numerals in Czech with lexical case assigning verbs: a. Vla´dla peˇti sta´tu˚m/ *sta´tu˚. ’ b. ’ (47) Numerals in Slovak with lexical case assigning verbs: a. Spreneveril som sa piatim priatel’om/ *priatel’ov. ’ b. Opovrhujem piatimi ucˇitel’mi/ *ucˇitel’ov. ’ (48) Numerals in BCS with lexical case assigning verbs: a.

Declension of the numeral is not obligatory, in which case the genitive Case can occur after the numeral even with a lexical case assigning verb. This same pattern holds in general with numerals above four. See Franks (1994, 1995, 2002) for discussion of this phenomenon. Preliminaries 31 syntactic processes. I outline the syntactic processes responsible for structural accusative Case marking in detail in chapter 3. e. the gender, number, and person features) of a tense phrase (TP). There is a somewhat popular hypothesis in some of the syntactic literature on accusative Case marking that the accusative Case is linked to the object phi-features on the verb.

B. ’ (47) Numerals in Slovak with lexical case assigning verbs: a. Spreneveril som sa piatim priatel’om/ *priatel’ov. ’ b. Opovrhujem piatimi ucˇitel’mi/ *ucˇitel’ov. ’ (48) Numerals in BCS with lexical case assigning verbs: a. Imponavati/imponirati dv(ij)ema d(j)evojkama/ *d(j)evojke. ’ b. Ja upravljam dvema provincijama/ *provincije. ’ If we assume, in the spirit of Babby (1987), among others, that the genitive Case assigned within the QP in examples (42)–(44) above is a structural Case, then the examples under (46)–(48) illustrate that—like the GN—such Case assignment is blocked in the presence of a lexical case assigner.

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