The case of the object in Livonian
The case of the object in Livonian. Castrenianumin toimitteita 62. 2004. 179 p. (ISBN 952-5150-73-9) 15 €.
The moribound Livonian language spoken in Latvia belongs to a subgroup of the Finno-Ugric languages often referred to as Balto-Finnic languages. In these languages, which include Finnish and Estonian, two or more morphological cases can be used to mark the direct object of a sentence. This book is the first in-depth examination of the factors conditioning this case alternation in Livonian. It is based on a large corpus of sentences taken from spoken and written language sources.
Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, Helsingin yliopisto