Christa König's Case in Africa (Oxford Linguistics) PDF

By Christa König

ISBN-10: 0199232822

ISBN-13: 9780199232826

This e-book offers a typological assessment of the various manifestations of grammaticalized case platforms in African languages. After defining and distinguishing case platforms, Christa König starts off a radical research of case in approximately a hundred African languages and divulges a number of gains, similar to tone as a marker for case and the marked-nominative process, that are infrequent phenomena in different languages of the realm. anyplace attainable, the writer takes into account
data from her personal massive and very popular box learn. The e-book presents solutions to questions resembling the next: what's the dating among definiteness and case. Are case phenomena areally or genetically prompted? Why are case differences neutralized in approximately all case languages with
verb preliminary or verb medial note order? Which grammaticalizations seem with case? what's the courting among subject matters and nominative situations, or concentration and accusative cases?

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