The goal of this project was to achieve a comprehensive view of the systematic interplay between linguistic encodings of spatial relations in the Hurrian language.


The main emphasis here was on the dimensional cases, the function of which must be determind as clearly as possible, if we are to understand the full expressive possibility of the language. Apart from the specification of the functions of the dimensional cases, Sebastian Fischer argue for a system that explains the problematic “ne-case” and “e-case” respectively. In addition, however, he also investigated other ways of using relational nouns in Hurrian. In the end, he situated the results from my study of Hurrian dimensional cases in a comparative linguistic framework.

This dissertation was successfully completed in 2013.