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Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory (Electronic book text)
Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory (Electronic book text): Yehuda Falk

Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory (Electronic book text)

Yehuda Falk

Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

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The 'subject' of a sentence is a concept that presents great challenges to linguists. Most languages have something which looks like a subject, but subjects differ across languages in their nature and properties, making them an interesting phenomenon for those seeking linguistic universals. This pioneering volume takes a new approach to subjects, addressing their nature from a simultaneously formal and typological perspective. Dividing the subject into two distinct grammatical functions, it shows how the nature of these functions explains their respective properties, and argues that the split in properties shown in 'ergative' languages (whereby the subject of intransitive verbs is marked as an object) results from the functions being assigned to different elements of the clause. Drawing on data from a typologically wide variety of languages, including English, Hebrew, Tagalog, Inuit and Acehnese, it explains why, even in the case of very different languages, certain core properties can be found.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Release date: 2006
Authors: Yehuda Falk
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 237
ISBN-13: 978-1-280-56794-0
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Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
LSN: 1-280-56794-5
Barcode: 9781280567940

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