Unaccusativity and the double object construction in Sumerian

ab 34,90 

J. Cale Johnson

ISBN 978-3-643-50179-0
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2010
Seiten 240
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Sumerian, probably the earliest attested language in human history, has
no known cognates. Accordingly, many features of Sumerian grammar are
still under discussion. Up to now research has focused primarily on
questions of Sumerian phonology and morphology. In the present study the
author concentrates on syntactic or pragmatic phenomena, especially on
the referential properties of the nominal component of certain so-called
compound verbs, the unaccusativity contrast, and the possibility of
generic quantification in the double object construction.