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Case is a textbook examination of the ways languages mark the relations between words in sentences. It describes the systems of suffixes familiar from languages like Latin, and the roles of prepositions, postpositions and pronominal elements. A theoretical discussion highlights the problems of identifying cases.
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Case is an introduction for students of linguistics to the ways relations between words in sentences are marked in languages. It describes the systems of suffixes familiar from languages like Latin and also the roles of prepositions, postpositions and the use of the pronominal elements on verbs. One of the most interesting features of case is the recurrence of apparently idiosyncratic patterns and devices in otherwise unrelated languages. This book picks out these recurring strategies and explores their significance. It provides the background against which the case marking of particular languages can be best understood. Case contains in addition a useful discussion of the theoretical problems in identifying cases and the basis for distinguishing case relations from cases. A final chapter looks at the origins and development of case marking devices.
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Descripción Paperback. Condición: Good. Cambridge University Press, 1994. Book has light rubbing and smudging to covers with tiny/faint surface scratches, light aging to endpapers, light scuffs to edges, light marks to text. otherwise in good condition, strong binding, bright pages; some markings to pages but an overall decent reading/reference copy. Nº de ref. del artículo: 990890