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Alignment change in Iranian languages : a construction grammar approach / Geoffrey L.J. Haig.

Author/Creator:
Haig, Geoffrey.
Publication:
New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
Series:
Empirical approaches to language typology ; 37
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 366 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Iranian languages -- Verb.
Iranian languages -- Ergative constructions.
Iranian languages -- Transitivity.
Iranian languages -- Tense.
Contents:
Introduction
Aims and assumptions
The Iranian languages
Alignment in the Iranian context
Constructions and syntax
Old Iranian
The Mana Kartam construction
Implications for diachronic syntax
What is a passive?
Re-assessing the M. K. construction
The semantics of the genitive
Summing up the alternatives
Conclusions
Western Middle Iranian
Middle Iranian
Past transitive constructions
The case system
Case and person
Pronominal clitics
Clitics expressing core arguments
Past transitive verbs
Summary of Middle Iranian
Case systems in West Iranian
Introduction
Three processes
Innovated object markers
Inhalt
The tatic-type languages
Explanations for change
Case and animacy
Towards a solution
Summary of case
Kurdish (northern group)
Introduction
Overview of the morphosyntax
The canonical ergative construction
Deviations from canonical ergativity
Summary of deviations
Evidence from Badynany
Summary of the northern group
The central group
Introduction
Suleimani morphosyntax
Past transitive constructions
Aligning case and agreement
Summary of the central group
Desire, obligation, possession, and ergativity
Conclusions
A brief synopsis
Areal pressure and alignment change
Alignment in Indo-European
On explanations for change
Appendices
Case in Old Persian
Changing rules of clitic placement.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-358) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Contributor:
Louis A. Duhring Fund.
ISBN:
9783110195866 (cloth : alk. paper)
3110195860 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
181730680
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