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Ergativity

Author: Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 69
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although there is only one ergative language in Europe (Basque), perhaps one-quarter of the world's languages show ergative properties. R. M. W. Dixon here provides a full survey of the various types  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon
ISBN: 0521444462 9780521444460
OCLC Number: 463811748
Description: XXII-271 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Syntactically-based and semantically-based marking; 3. Intra-clausal or morphological ergativity; 4. Types of split system; 5. The category of 'subject'; 6. Inter-clausal or syntactic ergativity; 7. Language change; 8. The rationale for ergativity; Appendix; A note on theoretical models; References; Indexes.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 69
Responsibility: R.M.W. Dixon.
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