Agents in Early Welsh and Early Irish
This book is the first in-depth investigation of the expression of agency in verbal noun and impersonal/passive constructions in medieval Welsh and Irish, drawing on a database of texts from different genres: narrative, legal, and annalistic. The analysis is primarily data-oriented, rather than theory-oriented, although it draws on methods and concepts from functional grammar approaches and cognitive linguistics.
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abstract action agentive passive agentive VN clauses Ailill Annales Cambriae Annals of Ulster arcain attestations Baudis BT(P C6 Chulainn causal cent clauses with overt come_VN construction types containing context copula coreferential crech Culhwch ac Olwen Cyngh definite denoting described Direct speech dyuot encoding entity example expressed finite verb full passive function gabail genitive independent VN clause INST instances interpretation intransitive VNs Latin linguistic Llyfr loscad main clause marbad mark Pi markers of Pi Medb medieval Welsh Middle Irish Middle Welsh narrative texts nominal noun phrase O'Rahilly occur Old Irish overt Pi p2+dovN+pi participant passive clauses person Pi marker Pi phrase pi+dovN(+p2 prepositional phrase present process nouns pronoun Pwyll semantic situation slogad structure subject Pi syntactic syntactic environments Table TBCI TBCLL tion transitive usage verb form verbal noun VN constructions VN+GENPI VN+OPI VN+PPPI ygan