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Voice and grammatical relations [electronic resource] : in honor of Masayoshi Shibatani / edited by Tasaku Tsunoda, Taro Kageyama.

Contributor(s): Shibatani, Masayoshi | Tsunoda, Tasaku | Kageyama, Tar�o, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 65.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2006Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 342 p.).ISBN: 9027229767 (hard : alk. paper); 9789027229762 (hard : alk. paper); 9789027293565 (electronic bk.); 9027293562 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Voice | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammatical categories | Electronic books | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Modi (taalkunde) | Focus (taalkunde) | Grammaticale functieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voice and grammatical relations.DDC classification: 415/.6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Voice and Grammatical Relations; Editorial page; Title; LCC data; Photo: Professor Masayoshi Shibatani; Table of contents; List of contributors; Preface; Selected bibliography of Masayoshi Shibatani; The Hawaiian passive/imperative particle; Indiscrete grammatical relations; Valency sets in Kashmiri; Property description as a voice phenomenon; Dimensions of defocusing; On grammatical relations as constraints on referent identification; Participant roles, thematic roles and syntactic relations; Information focus in relational clause structure; Voice without subjects, objects, or obliques.
Summary: This volume presents thirteen original papers dealing with various aspects of two related areas of research of major concern to linguists of all theoretical persuasions: voice and grammatical relations. The papers are written from typological, functional, and cognitive perspectives, and contain a number of general studies as well as studies focusing on specific issues, and offer a wealth of data from a broad range of languages. The volume provides up-to-date discussions of an array of issues of theoretical concern, including the nature of grammatical relations, voice in agent/patient systems.
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Voice and Grammatical Relations; Editorial page; Title; LCC data; Photo: Professor Masayoshi Shibatani; Table of contents; List of contributors; Preface; Selected bibliography of Masayoshi Shibatani; The Hawaiian passive/imperative particle; Indiscrete grammatical relations; Valency sets in Kashmiri; Property description as a voice phenomenon; Dimensions of defocusing; On grammatical relations as constraints on referent identification; Participant roles, thematic roles and syntactic relations; Information focus in relational clause structure; Voice without subjects, objects, or obliques.

This volume presents thirteen original papers dealing with various aspects of two related areas of research of major concern to linguists of all theoretical persuasions: voice and grammatical relations. The papers are written from typological, functional, and cognitive perspectives, and contain a number of general studies as well as studies focusing on specific issues, and offer a wealth of data from a broad range of languages. The volume provides up-to-date discussions of an array of issues of theoretical concern, including the nature of grammatical relations, voice in agent/patient systems.

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