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The rise and fall of ergativity in Aramaic : cycles of alignment change

Author: Eleanor Coghill
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2016
Series: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book traces the changes in argument alignment that have taken place in Aramaic during its 3000-year documented history. Eleanor Coghill examines evidence from ancient Aramaic texts, recent dialectal documentation, and cross-linguistic parallels to provide an account of the pathways through which this alignment change took place. She argues that what became the ergative construction was originally limited mostly  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Coghill
OCLC Number: 959640026
Accession No: (DE-604)BV043760053
Description: xxi, 381 Seiten : Karten ; 24 cm
Series Title: Oxford studies in diachronic and historical linguistics, 21.
Responsibility: Eleanor Coghill.

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This book traces the changes in argument alignment that have taken place in Aramaic during its 3000-year documented history, and proposes a new explanation for them. It draws important theoretical  Read more...

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