Nonnominativity and animacy hierarchy in Latin About the cumulative character of syntactic structures

This article offers an original interpretation of the phenomena which can be treated as the elements of non-accusativity in Latin. Case marking can be influenced by not only semantic role, but also by the so called «animacy hierarchy» or deictic dimension. Some non-standard case markings in Latin can be explained via cumulative character of interrelations between role and deictic dimensions. The influence of «animacy hierarchy» in Latin is demonstrated by the analysis of Ablativus auctoris / instrumenti and Ablativus separationis consructions, distribution of Dative case functions, interrelations between declension, gender and animacy and control of agreement in associative constructions.

Zheltova J. V., Zheltov A. J._Nonnominativity and animacy hierarchy in Latin About the cumulative character of syntactic structures