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Voice : form and function

Author: Barbara A Fox; Paul J Hopper
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1994.
Series: Typological studies in language, 27.
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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 the meaning, syntax, and morphology of these categories in Indo-European remain unsolved, their counterparts in more exotic languages have raised still further questions. What discourse functions and diachronic events unite 'voice' as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fox, Barbara A.
Voice: Form and Function.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Fox; Paul J Hopper
ISBN: 9789027276568 9027276560 1283312786 9781283312783 6613312789 9786613312785
OCLC Number: 756484667
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 389 pages).
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Active Voiceand Middle Diathesis; Voice, Aspect and Aktionsart; A Functional Typology of Antipassives; Voice:Beyond Control and Affectedness; The Rise of the English GET-Passive; Passive Participles across Languages; Middle Voice, Transitivity, and the Elaboration of Events; On "Middle Voice" Verbs in Mandarin; The Implications of Ergativity for a Philippine Voice System; A Tale of Two Passives in Irish; The Tupí-Guaraní Inverse; Passives and Alternatives in Children'sNarratives in English, Spanish, German, and Turkish.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, 27.
Responsibility: edited by barbara A. Fox and Paul J. Hopper.

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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 the meaning, syntax, and morphology of these categories in Indo-European remain unsolved, their counterparts in more exotic languages have raised still further questions. What discourse functions and diachronic events unite 'voice' as a recognizable phenomenon across languages? How are they typically grammaticalized? What stages do children go through in learning them? How does 'voice' link up with ergativity and with o.

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