First Book Published


The first book is out: Corinna Handschuh’s A typology of marked-S languages

Update 07.03.2014: The book is now archived on the document server of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Update 08.03.2014: Book announcement posted on the Linguist List

About the book

A typological study of the rare marked-S language type which overtly marks the single argument of intransitive verbs (S) while one of the arguments of transitive verbs (either A or P) is left zero-coded. The formal (overt versus zero-coding) as well as functional aspects (range of uses of individual case forms) of the phenomenon are treated. The book covers languages from the Afro-Asiatic and Nilo-Saharan languages of Africa and of the North America Pacific Northwest and Pacific regions.

You can find the full text as a free pdf, or you can buy a printed copy at BoD or CreateSpace.

Corinna Handschuh

Corinna Handschuh (1981) studied Linguistics, Sociology and Media Studies  in Düsseldorf. Afterwards she worked at the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig on a typological study of Marked-S languages and  received a PhD from Leipzig University. She is currently teaching linguistics in Regensburg. Her research interests include the typology of  grammatical relations and the interaction of their formal encoding with other domains of grammar.


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