Changing Valency: Case Studies in Transitivity

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Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon, Robert M. W. Dixon, R. M. W. Dixon, A. Iu Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Distinguished Professor Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre Alexandra Y Aikhenvald
Cambridge University Press, 10.02.2000 - 413 Seiten
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This book provides a general perspective on valency-changing mechanisms - passives, antipassives, causatives, applicatives - in the languages of the world. It contains a comprehensive typology of causatives by R. M. W. Dixon, and detailed descriptions of valency-changing mechanisms in ten individual languages by leading scholars, based on original fieldwork. The sample languages span five continents and every kind of structural profile. Each contributor draws out the theoretical status and implications of valency-changing derivations in their language of study, and the relevant parameters are drawn together, and typological possibilities delineated, in the editors' introduction. The volume, originally published in 2000, will interest typologists, those working in the fields of morphosyntactic variation and lexical semantics, and exponents of formal theories engaging with the range of linguistic diversity found in natural language.
 

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1 Introduction
1
form syntax and meaning by RMW Dixon
30
3 Valencychanging derivation in Central Alaskan Yupik
84
4 Transitivity and valencychanging derivations in Motuna
115
5 Transitivity in Tariana
145
6 Voice and valency in the Athapaskan family
173
7 Valencychanging derivations in Kiche
236
8 Valencychanging derivations in DulongRawang
282
9 Valencychanging and valencyencoding devices in Amharic
312
a nonderivational strategy for encoding valency alternations
333
11 Valencychanging derivations in Tsez
360
beyond valency
375
Index of authors
404
Index of languages and language families
407
Subject index
411
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