Speakers

Jean-Christophe Verstraete 

Abstract

This paper provides a survey of the typology of optional and differential case marking, in the context of related phenomena like referent- and construction-based splits in case marking. There is much recent work in this area, driven by text-based approaches to language description, as well as quantitative and areal approaches to typology, but the domain remains somewhat scattered, conceptually and terminologically. In this paper, we try to chart the relevant phenomena, synthesize the main contributions in the recent literature, and highlight and clarify some of the questions and problems that remain.

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Venue

Gordon Greenwood Building The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Room: 
210