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Voice [electronic resource] : form and function / edited by barbara A. Fox and Paul J. Hopper.

Contributor(s): Fox, Barbara A | Hopper, Paul J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: 27.Publisher: Amsterdam : Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1994Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 389 p.).ISBN: 9789027276568 (electronic bk.); 9027276560 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Voice | Grammar, Comparative and general | Language and languages | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voice: Form and FunctionDDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 Tup�i-Guaran�i Inverse; Passives and Alternatives in Children'sNarratives in English, Spanish, German, and Turkish.
Summary: 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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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 Tup�i-Guaran�i Inverse; Passives and Alternatives in Children'sNarratives in English, Spanish, German, and Turkish.

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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