The jungle of the Czech local cases
Pavel Caha
May 2011

In Czech, complements of static locative prepositions appear in a bewildering variety of cases (acc, gen, loc or ins). Building on previous work (Emonds, Zwarts, Gehrke), I show that there is a rigid system underlying the surface diversity based on notions such as projectivity, dimensionality, etc. I argue that this underlying system is related to the morphology of case in an interesting way, such that semantically more complex cases correspond to morphologically more complex cases. I suggest that such a correlation gives grounds to believe that case morphology should be part of syntax proper.
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keywords: czech, prepositions, case, semantics, morphology, syntax
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