Case: Its Principles and its Parameters (Cambridge Studies by Mark Baker

By Mark Baker

In Case, Mark Baker develops a unified thought of the way the morphological case marking of noun words depends upon syntactic constitution. Designed to paintings good for languages of all alignment kinds - accusative, ergative, tripartite, marked nominative, or marked absolutive - this idea has been constructed and proven opposed to unrelated languages of every style, and greater than twenty non-Indo-European languages are thought of intensive. whereas maintaining that case will be assigned to noun words by way of functionality phrases less than contract, the speculation additionally develops intimately a moment mode of case task: so-called based case. appropriate for tutorial researchers and scholars, the e-book employs formal-generative suggestions but continues to be transparent and available for a basic linguistics readership.

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