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Peter opened Paul the door

Leofranc Holford-Strevens: The Case for Case, 9 July 2009

The Oxford Handbook of Case 
edited by Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer.
Oxford, 928 pp., £85, November 2008, 978 0 19 920647 6
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... and of case polysemy, the different meanings that the same case can express. The authors, Andrej Malchukov and Heiko Narrog, reproduce a ‘semantic map’ of English to and the Russian dative, but without a key it is less informative than it ought to be. They include meanings expressed only with the aid of prepositions, such as directional k in ...

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