Feb 27, 2019
In this episode, Matt and Rowan discuss "accusativity" - the organizing idea behind many languages' syntax. It's very widespread, in languages as diverse as English, Swahili, Latin, Arabic, and Korean, but in a later episode, we'll go over other organizing principles as well. Matt discusses some history, theory, and examples of phenomena that occur in these "nominative-accusative languages."
Resources discussed in this episode:
- https://wals.info/chapter/32 - contains an overview of semantic domains and gender in Russian