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    Vocative for nominative

    Stifter, David (2013) Vocative for nominative. In: Vocative! Adressing between System and Performance (=Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 261, Boston-Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter 2013.

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    This study examines the use of morphologically marked vocative forms, mostly of personal names, as new nominatives or inflectional base forms, language-externally in situations of linguistic contact and, to a lesser ex-tent, language-internally. This phenomenon (Vocatiuus pro Nominatiuo = VpN) has received some attention in previous scholarship, but it is here for the first time studied in a wide typological context, involving appr. two dozen languages of various genetic affiliation from Europe, Northern Africa and the Near East, and covering a period of almost 4.000 years. The aim of this paper is to collect a large sample of VpN and to draw typological conclusions about its development and the situations in which it normally occurs. VpN emerges as a frequent phenomenon, especially in situations of linguistic exchange, and not as a rare and marginal one.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Vocative; nominative;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 11405
    Depositing User: Prof. David Stifter
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 14:26
    Refereed: No
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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