The Circum-Baltic Languages: Grammar and typology

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Östen Dahl, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
John Benjamins Publishing, 2001 - 761 sivua
The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact phenomena in languages. The present set of two volumes look at the circum-Baltic languages from a typological, areal and historical perspective, trying to relate the intricate patterns of similarities and dissimilarities to the societal background. In Volume II, selected phenomena in the grammars of the circum-Baltic languages are studied in a cross-linguistic perspective.
 

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List of abbreviations
347
Introduction
355
Impersonals and passives in Baltic and Finnic
363
On the development of the nominative object in East Baltic
391
Lexical evidence for the parallel development of the Latvian and Livo
413
The verbal particle àra
443
Case systems and syntax in Latvian and Estonian
481
Genitive positions in Baltic and Finnic languages
499
Nonverbal predication in the CircumBaltic languages
569
To and fro coherence
591
An arealtypological approach
615
Language contacts referred to in the volumes
751
Name index
1-1
Language index
1-9
Subject index I15
1-15
Tekijänoikeudet

Partitive and pseudopartitive
523

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