- Studies in diversity linguistics ; 19
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- Differential argument marking : patterns of variation / Alena Witzlack-Makarevich & Ilja A. Seržant -- Differential object marking in Chichewa / Laura J. Downing -- The evolution of differential object marking in Alor-Pantar languages / Marian Klamer & František Kratochvil -- Spanish indexing DOM, topicality, and the case hierarchy / Chantal Melis -- From suffix to prefix to interposition via Differential Object Marking in Egyptian-Coptic / Eitan Grossman -- Verbal semantics and differential object marking in Lycopolitan Coptic / Åke Engsheden -- A diachronic perspective on differential object marking in pre-modern Japanese: old Japanese and early middle Japanese / Bjarke Frellesvig, Stephen Horn and Yuko Yanagida -- Nominla and verbal parameters in the diachrony of differential object marking in Spanish / Marco Garcia Garcia -- Emergence of optional accusative case marking in Khoe languages / William B. McGregor -- The rise of differential object marking in Hindi and related languages / Annie Montaut -- The diachronic development of Differential Object Marking in Spanish ditransitive constructions / Klaus von Heusinger -- Structural case and objective conjugation in Northern Samoyedic / Melani Wratil -- Differential A and S marking in Sumi (Naga): synchronic and diachronic considerations / Amos Teo -- Differential subject marking and its demise in the history of Japanese / Yuko Yanagida -- The partitive A : on uses of the Finnish partitive subject in transitive clauses / Tuomas Huumo -- Some like it transitive : remarks on verbs of liking and the like in the Saami languages / Seppo Kittilä and Jussi Ylikoski -- The emergence of differential case marking / Sander Lestrade -- Reassessing scale effects on differential case marking : methodological, conceptual and theoretical issues in the quest for a universal / Karsten Schmidtke-bode and Natalia Levshina.
- While there are languages that code a particular grammatical role (e.g. subject or direct object) in one and the same way across the board, many more languages code the same grammatical roles differentially. The variables which condition the differential argument marking (or DAM) pertain to various properties of the NP (such as animacy or definiteness) or to event semantics or various properties of the clause. While the main line of current research on DAM is mainly synchronic the volume tackles the diachronic perspective. The tenet is that the emergence and the development of differential marking systems provide a different kind of evidence for the understanding of the phenomenon. The present volume consists of 18 chapters and primarily brings together diachronic case studies on particular languages or language groups including e.g. Finno-Ugric, Sino-Tibetan and Japonic languages. The volume also includes a position paper, which provides an overview of the typology of different subtypes of DAM systems, a chapter on computer simulation of the emergence of DAM and a chapter devoted to the cross-linguistic effects of referential hierarchies on DAM.
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