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Ergativity / R.M.W. Dixon
Bib ID 572932
Format BookBook
Author
Dixon, Robert M. W
 
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Description Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994 
xxii, 271 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521444462
0521448980 (paperback)
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Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 69.

Full 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.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-258) and indexes.

Subjects Grammar, Comparative and general -- Ergative constructions.

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