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Case markers are thought of primarily as nominal morphemes, indicating the function of a noun phrase in a clause. In a few languages of the world case markers also appear on verbal forms. Such 'versatile' cases can express (i) temporal, causal and other relationships between clauses, and (ii) aspectual and modal meanings within a clause. This chapter is the first attempt at a cross-linguistic analysis of case morphemes marking categories other than grammatical relations within a clause. 'Verbal' cases can express: (i) temporal, causal and other relationships between clauses, and (ii) aspectual and modal meanings within a clause. The authors focus on three examples, (a) from English, (b) from Ket, and (c) from Kham. Case morphemes may not be restricted to noun phrases. If they occur on a verb root, or on an inflected verb, they may link clauses or they may express aspects, modalities and moods.

Keywords: case markers; case morphemes; cross-linguistic analysis; Ket; Kham; nominal morphemes; noun phrase; versatile cases

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