21.4494, Diss: Semantics/Syntax/Typology: Lestrade: 'The Space of Case'

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Subject: 21.4494, Diss: Semantics/Syntax/Typology: Lestrade: 'The Space of Case'

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Date: 09-Nov-2010
From: sander lestrade [s.lestrade at uni-bremen.de]
Subject: The Space of Case

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Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 13:20:15
From: sander lestrade [s.lestrade at uni-bremen.de]
Subject: The Space of Case

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Institution: Radboud University Nijmegen 
Program: Centre for Language Studies 
Dissertation Status: Completed 
Degree Date: 2010 

Author: Sander Lestrade

Dissertation Title: The Space of Case 

Dissertation URL:  http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~lestrade/papers/The%20space%20of%20case.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Dissertation Director(s):
Helen de Hoop
Joost Zwarts

Dissertation Abstract:

This dissertation proposes a functionally motivated account of the use of
morphological Case, combining insights from syntax, semantics, pragmatics,
typology, and corpus research. The use of Case is argued to be the result
of economy and generalization principles that are necessary for communication. 

Special attention is given to the spatial use of Case. Spatial Case
expresses the most frequent spatial meaning aspect: the change of relative
position. By the focus on spatial Case, this study complements existing
literature on spatial adpositions on the one hand and structural Case on
the other. 

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