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Voice and inversion [electronic resource] / edited by T. Giv�on.

Contributor(s): Giv�on, Talmy, 1936-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 28.Publisher: Amsterdam : Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1994Description: 1 online resource (viii, 410 p.).ISBN: 9789027276551 (electronic bk.); 9027276552 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Voice | Pragmatics | Semantics | Typology (Linguistics) | Language and languages | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voice and InversionDDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
VOICE AND INVERSION; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Abbreviations; I. INTRODUCTION; The pragmatics of de-transitive voice: Functional and typological aspects of inversion*; II. MORPHOLOGICAL INVERSES; Passives and inverse constructions; The discourse function of the Kutenai inverse1; Direct, inverse and passive in Northwest Sahaptin*; The inverse in Squamish; De-transitive clauses in Bella Coola:Passive vs. Inverse; APPENDIX: The diachronic development of the Bella Coola morphology; The pragmatics of de-transitive voice in Spanish: From passive to inverse?
Semantic and pragmatic inverse: 'Inverse alignment' and inverse voice' in Carib of SurinamIII. WORD-ORDER INVERSES; The pragmatics of Modern Greek voice: Active, inverse and passive; The pragmatics of voice in Korean; Active, inverse and passive in Maasai; The pragmatics of voice in a Philippine language: Actor-focus and goal-focus in Cebuano narrative; Voice and ergativity in Karao.
Summary: This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent, language-independent definition of pragmatic voice, and more specifically then a universal functional definition of "inverse". The grammar and pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions -- direct-active, inverse, passive, antipassive -- are surveyed using narrative texts from 14 languages: Koyukon (Athabascan), Plains Cree (Algonquian), Chepang (Tibeto-Burman), Squamish and Bella Coola (Salish), Sahaptin (Sahaptian), Kutenai (isolate), Surinam Carib (Carib), Spanish and Greek (Indo-European), Korean, Maasai (Nilotic).
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VOICE AND INVERSION; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Abbreviations; I. INTRODUCTION; The pragmatics of de-transitive voice: Functional and typological aspects of inversion*; II. MORPHOLOGICAL INVERSES; Passives and inverse constructions; The discourse function of the Kutenai inverse1; Direct, inverse and passive in Northwest Sahaptin*; The inverse in Squamish; De-transitive clauses in Bella Coola:Passive vs. Inverse; APPENDIX: The diachronic development of the Bella Coola morphology; The pragmatics of de-transitive voice in Spanish: From passive to inverse?

Semantic and pragmatic inverse: 'Inverse alignment' and inverse voice' in Carib of SurinamIII. WORD-ORDER INVERSES; The pragmatics of Modern Greek voice: Active, inverse and passive; The pragmatics of voice in Korean; Active, inverse and passive in Maasai; The pragmatics of voice in a Philippine language: Actor-focus and goal-focus in Cebuano narrative; Voice and ergativity in Karao.

This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent, language-independent definition of pragmatic voice, and more specifically then a universal functional definition of "inverse". The grammar and pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions -- direct-active, inverse, passive, antipassive -- are surveyed using narrative texts from 14 languages: Koyukon (Athabascan), Plains Cree (Algonquian), Chepang (Tibeto-Burman), Squamish and Bella Coola (Salish), Sahaptin (Sahaptian), Kutenai (isolate), Surinam Carib (Carib), Spanish and Greek (Indo-European), Korean, Maasai (Nilotic).

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