Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 21, No 2 (2013)

Codification of Some Usage Cases of Lithuanian Language Cases and Prepositions

Vidas Valskys (Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Lithuania)


The present article is related to analysing several cases of the relationship between usage of cases and prepositions with the norms indicated in the syntax booklet “Language Advice”. The article is a discussion regarding some normative evaluation aspects regarding the usage of the preposition “greta” (next to) having the meaning of exception (exclusion), usage of the adjectivised instrumental case in constructions with the verb “(pa)virsti” (to turn, to become, to grow, to get) and some cases of the postposition “dėka” (with the help of). Utmost attention is paid to discussion of (non)normative evaluation of some constructions including usage of the said cases and prepositions that are doubtful in some aspects, their presentation in normative sources and further prospects related to further codification of the said cases. The article is based on vast empirical materials: examples from the “Corpus of the Contemporary Lithuanian”, the Internet and other texts related to contemporary usage.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-12-09

Keyword(s): case; preposition; norm; codification; syntax

DOI: 10.3846/cpe.2013.18

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doi: 10.3846/cpe.2015.274

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