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Author Beytenbrat, Alexandra, author
Title Case in Russian : a sign-oriented approach / Alexandra Beytenbrat
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PG2221 .B49 2015    AVAILABLE    30630020087431
Descript xiii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics (SFSL), 1385-7916 ; Volume 70
Studies in functional and structural linguistics ; v. 70
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-177) and indexes
"This volume presents an analysis of Russian case from a sign-oriented perspective. The study was inspired by William Diver’s analysis of Latin case and follows the spirit of the Columbia School of linguistics. The fundamental premise that underlies this volume is that language is a communicative tool shaped by human behavior. In this study, case is viewed as a semantic entity. Each case is assigned an invariant meaning within a larger semantic system, which is validated through numerous examples from spoken language and literary texts to illustrate that the distribution of cases is semantically motivated and defined by communicative principles that can be associated with human behavior"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Beytenbrat, Alexandra, author. Case in Russian Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015] 9789027268167 (DLC) 2015022885
Subject Russian language -- Case
Russian language -- Case grammar
Russian language -- Semantics
Functional linguistics
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