Article published in:Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations: A crosslinguistic typology
Edited by Pirkko Suihkonen, Bernard Comrie and Valery Solovyev
[Studies in Language Companion Series 126] 2012
► pp. 295–324
Three takes on grammatical relations
A view from the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia
In this contribution we discuss three different approaches to grammatical relations (GR), all situated within the functional-typological paradigm. Taking the major distinctions from these as a point of departure, we construct a three-way typology to classify languages with respect to GRs. Finally, we locate the languages of Europe and North and Central Asia within this typology.
Published online: 18 July 2012