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Arguments and Case: Explaining Burzio's Generalization

Eric J. Reuland - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 253 pages
The ideas presented by the contributions in this volume originated in a workshop on Burzio's generalization. Burzio's Generalization (BG) states that a verb which does not ...
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Barry J. Blake - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 227 pages
Case is fundamental to the whole system of language. This book picks out the recurrence of apparently idiosyncratic patterns and devices in unrelated languages and explores ...
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Alignment and Ergativity in New Indo-Aryan Languages

Saartje Verbeke - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2013 - 331 pages
The volume investigates the different alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan and shows that the variation of alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan goes beyond the opposition between ...
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Describing Morphosyntax: A Guide for Field Linguists

Thomas Edward Payne - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 413 pages
Current estimates are that around 3,000 of the 6,000 languages now spoken may become extinct during the next century. Some 4,000 of these existing languages have never been ...
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Form and Function in Language Research: Papers in Honour of Christian Lehmann

Johannes Helmbrecht - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2009 - 350 pages
Language description enriches linguistic theory and linguistic theory sharpens language description. Based on evidence from the world's languages, functional-typological ...
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Voice: Form and Function

Barbara A. Fox, Paul J. Hopper - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 377 pages
The volume's central concern is grammatical voice, traditionally known as diathesis, and its classical manifestations as Active, Middle, and Passive. While numerous problems in ...
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Studies in Austronesian Linguistics

Richard McGinn - Foreign Language Study - 1988 - 492 pages
This volume consists of seventeen articles by scholars including Robert Blust, Paul Hopper, A. L. Becker, Sarah Bell, J. C. Catford, Talmy Giv n, J. W. M. Verharr and John U ...
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Syntax: Structure, Meaning, and Function

Robert D. VAN VALIN (jr.), Randy J. LaPolla - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 713 pages
An introduction to syntactic theory and analysis.
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