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The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages : Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics - María J. Arche

The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

By: María J. Arche (Editor), Antonio Fábregas (Editor), Rafael Marín (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2019
ISBN: 9780198829850
Number Of Pages: 304

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This volume presents a crosslinguistic survey of the current theoretical debates around copular constructions from a generative perspective. Following an introduction to the main questions surrounding the analysis and categorization of copulas, the chapters address a range of key topics including the existence of more than one copular form in certain languages, the factors determining the presence or absence of a copula, and the morphology of copular forms. The team of expert contributors present new theoretical proposals regarding the formal mechanisms behind the behaviour and patterns observed in copulas in a wide range of typologically diverse languages, including Czech, French, Korean, and languages from the Dene and Bantu families. Their findings have implications beyond the study of copulas and shed more light on issues such as agreement relations, the nature of grammatical categories, and nominal predicates in syntax and semantics.

1: María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín: Main questions in the study of copulas: Categories, structures and operations 2: Nicholas Welch: Copulas and light verbs as spellouts of argument structure: Evidence from Dene languages 3: Teresa O'Neill: The support copula in the left periphery 4: Kwang-sup Kim: The copula as a nominative case marker 5: Susana Bejar, Jessica Denniss, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, and Tomohiro Yokoyama: Number matching in binomial small clauses 6: Anna Bondaruk: Agreement with the post-verbal DP in Polish dual copula clauses 7: Jitka Barto%s161;ová and Ivona Ku%cerová: On person, animacy, and copular agreement in Czech 8: Isabelle Roy and Ur Shlonsky: Aspects of the syntax of ce in French copular sentences 9: Olga Borik: The role of the copula in the periphrastic passives in Russian 10: Luis Sáez: The copula in certain Caribbean Spanish focus constructions 11: Hannah Gibson, Rozenn Guérois, and Lutz Marten: Variation in Bantu copula constructions 12: Nicoletta Loccioni: Predicational and specificational copular sentences in Logoori References

ISBN: 9780198829850
ISBN-10: 019882985X
Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.61

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