The languages and linguistics of Europe : a comprehensive by Bernd Kortmann; Johan van der Auwera

By Bernd Kortmann; Johan van der Auwera

''The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A accomplished advisor is a part of the multi-volume reference paintings at the languages and linguistics of the continents of the area. The booklet offers profiles of the language households of Europe, together with the signal languages. It additionally discusses the the areal typology, being attentive to the traditional normal ecu, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence parts. Separate Read more...

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The languages and linguistics of Europe : a comprehensive guide

''The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A finished advisor is a part of the multi-volume reference paintings at the languages and linguistics of the continents of the area. The publication provides profiles of the language households of Europe, together with the signal languages. It additionally discusses the the areal typology, being attentive to the traditional usual eu, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence parts.

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In Lithuanian this is the instrumental. It is said to be opposed to the nominative as a marker of short duration of the predicated property, but nowadays it is mainly used (without semantic overtones) for default marking in clauses where no easily accessible agreement target is available: (40) Lith. Apsimesti ligoniu nebuvo sunku. 3 difficult ‘It was not difficult to feign illness (lit. ’ The Baltic languages 19 Latvian also has oblique marking of predicate nominals, but in connection with the demise of the instrumental (cf.

G. gall /gaL/ ‘foreigner’ may be realized as /ga:l/ and /gaul/ (MacAulay 1992: 155). Stops also have fricativised parallels, indicated in spelling by a postscript . All of these additionally exist in distinct palatalised forms. For the fricatives this leads to: /f, ç/, /v/, /j/, s /ʃ/. Scots Gaelic voiceless stops have the additional feature set pre-aspirated and pre-velarised. Comparable phenomena can be observed in Icelandic. For a more detailed description of Scots Gaelic phonology see Gillies (2002: 154–157).

3 mad:NOM . MASC . 6. Oblique subjects Non-nominative-marked quasi-subjects are frequent, as in Slavonic (cf. 3). Genitive-marked quasi-subjects alternate with nominative subjects (cf. 1). Many predicates occur with dative-marked quasi-subjects encoding experiencers: (48) Lith. Man pagailo to vaiko. 1SG . 7. e. there is only a dative marked quasi-subject): The Baltic languages 21 (49) Lith. Man dabar reikia gyvuliai pasˇerti. ’ This construction seems to have originated through a kind of tough movement, but it is so strongly reminiscent of the use of nominative objects with the infinitive in Fennic that a connection has been assumed.

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