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Case is an available creation for college kids of linguistics to the methods kinfolk among phrases in sentences are marked in languages. Case is prime to the total process of language. certainly one of its finest positive factors is the recurrence of it appears idiosyncratic styles and units in another way unrelated languages. This booklet selections out those routine concepts and explores their value. It presents the history opposed to which the case-marking of specific languages might be top understood. during this revised 2001 version, Blake refines and expands on his discussions of an important ideas within the learn of case, taking into consideration contemporary advancements within the box. It comprises major additions to the information and incorporates a completely revised part on summary case within the Chomskyan paradigm.

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Each class is marked by a prefix. 3 Competing mechanisms plurals of the various classes. To express location a noun is derived into one of several locative classes. In Swahili, for instance, there is a pa- class for specific location, a ku- class for ‘to’, ‘from’ and nonspecific location, and a m(u)- class to express ‘inside’. The word for ‘house’ is nyumba. It is normally in the n-class. To express ‘in the house’ nyumba is suffixed with -ni and put in the m(u)- class. The n- and m(u)- prefixes do not appear directly with nyumba, but they do appear on dependents via concord and on the verb via cross-referencing agreement.

2 Grammatical and semantic cases Another distinction that is often made is between grammatical (or syntactic) cases and semantic (or concrete) cases. The grammatical cases are traditionally taken to include the nominative and accusative and often the genitive (Kury lowicz, for instance, includes the genitive (1949, 1964: 188)), and should include the dative and the ergative. The basis for the distinction is often not made clear, but if the criterion for classifying a case as grammatical or syntactic is that it expresses a purely syntactic as opposed to semantic relation, then the dative and 31 Problems in describing case systems ergative should certainly be included since the dative encodes the indirect object and the ergative encodes A, or what is often referred to as ‘transitive subject’.

As noted above, the nominative is generally thought of as the case used outside syntax, the case used in naming, the case used in talking about a lexeme, but Rubio argues that in Latin the accusative as well as the nominative is used in isolation and metalinguistically. He sees both of them as cases of pure denotation (1966: 95–7). We are reminded of the use of the oblique forms of pronouns in English: Who wants it? Me. Me, I’ll get it. De Carvalho also notes that the accusative in Latin is used out of context (1982: 257ff, 1985).

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