This quantity is a crucial contribution to the diachrony of non-canonical topics in a typological point of view. The questions addressed predicament the inner mechanisms and triggers for numerous alterations that non-canonical matters suffer, starting from semantic motivations to in simple terms structural reasons. The dialogue encompasses the full life-cycle of non-canonical matters: from their emergence out of non-subject arguments to their growth, loss of life or canonicization, focusing totally on syntactic adjustments and alterations in case-marking. the quantity bargains a few diverse case stories comprising such languages as Italian, Spanish, outdated Norse and Russian in addition to languages much less studied during this context, equivalent to Latin, Classical Armenian, Baltic languages and a few East Caucasian languages. Typological generalizations within the type of recurrent developmental paths are provided at the foundation of information offered during this quantity and within the literature.

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