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Markedness Theory the First 150 Years
Markedness and Linguistic Change
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accusative languages actant action adverbial analysis animate nouns antipassive argument aspect characterized concept context contrast correlation defined definition diachronic discourse discussed Dressler English ergative languages ergative verbs example fact finite auxiliaries formal function genitive German grammar grammaticalization headclauses hypotactic hypotaxis imperfective aspect inanimate nouns Indo-European INFL inflectional class inflectional paradigms inflectional rules internationalisms interpretation IP head Jakobson lexeme lexicon linguistic main clause markedness markedness values masculine meaning modal morpheme morphological narrative temporal clause natural neutralization nominative notion of markedness object obstruents occur opposition paradigm paradigmatic participle passive periphrasis phenomena phonemes phonological plural position predicate prepositional prepositionless present preterite principle properties Proto-Indo-European reference relationship respect semantic complexity semantic representations sentence Serbo-Croatian singular speaker specific structure subordinate subsystem synchronic syncretism syntactic syntax tense text frequency theory transitive transitive verb Trubetzkoy typological University unmarked member unmarked term verbal whereas word order Wurzel