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- Case marking of Turkic adpositional objects
Libert, Alan Reed
- Adpositional objects in Turkic languages can bear a variety of different cases, and the same adposition can often assign more than one case. For example, Turkish postpositions take objects in the nominative (or absolute), genitive, dative, or ablative case, and some assign either nominative or genitive, depending on certain properties of the object. This paper presents the main facts about the complex case-marking behaviour of Turkic postpositions and places them in a cross-linguistic context. We shalll see that, on one hand, Turkic languages resemble many other languages in some relevant respects, while on the other hand, they are unusual in some ways, for example in having nominative postpositional objects.
- Adpositions: pragmatic, semantic and syntactic perspectives p. 229-255
- John Benjamins Publishing Company
- Resource Type
- book chapter