The Status of Case

  title={The Status of Case},
  author={Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King},
Acquisition of ergative case in L2 Hindi-Urdu
The Missing Surface Inflectional Hypothesis has been supported by many empirical studies and is considered as evidence of the lack of related functional categories (syntactic knowledge) in the interlanguage grammar.
Chapter 32 LFG and Finno-Ugric languages
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2 Hindi Aspectual Complex Predicates
This paper discusses ergative case assignment in Hindi and i ts interaction with aspectual verb complexes or complex predicate con structions. It is shown that ergative case is assigned by the last
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This work presents the development of the URDU.KON-TB treebank, its annotation evaluation & guidelines and the construction of the Urdu parser for a South Asian language Urdu, an extended version of dynamic programming algorithm known as the Earley parsing algorithm.
Hindi aspectual complex predicates
It is argued that the existence of two structures favor approaches to the interface between syntax and semantics which do not require a uniform isomorphism between the semantics and syntax of aspect.
Variable prosodic realization of verb focus in Urdu
Urdu/Hindi has SOV default word order and an immediately preverbal default focus position [1, 2]. When focus is syntactically determined relative to the verb, verb focus is difficult to realize by
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The original case system found in Sanskrit (Old Indo-Aryan) was lost in Middle Indo-Aryan and then reinvented in most of the modern New Indo-Aryan (NIA) languages. This paper suggests that: (1) a
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A Survey of Urdu Subjects and their Properties
  • Linguistics
  • 2022
Typological work has shown that subjects can have a variety of cases, most commonly nominative and ergative, but also dative, genitive, and instrumental amongst others. Urdu is a language in which


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The lexical integrity principle has been called into question by recent work which hypothesizes a syntactic phrasal source for inflected words. Bantu morphology provides a particularly rich empirical
Case marking semantics
Evidence is presented for the following descriptive generalization that in a clause with a lexically Cased subject (e.g., ergative or dative) the highest object cannot have structural accusative Case (although that object can have objective Case), and for Burzio’s (1986) generalization.
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Abstract In a suggestive article Hans Vogt has discussed a type of Georgian sentence-structure which we may refer to as the “Aorist-Ergative construction” 1 . Attention had earlier been directed to