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The middle voice [electronic resource] / Suzanne Kemmer.

Author/Creator:
Kemmer, Suzanne.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (311 p.)
Series:
Typological studies in language ; v. 23.
Typological studies in language, 0167-7373 ; v. 23
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Subjects:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Middle voice.
Typology (Linguistics).
Semantics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book approaches the middle voice from the perspective of typology and language universals research. The principal aim is to provide a typologically valid characterization of the category of middle voice in terms of which it can be incorporated in a cognitively-based theory of human language. The term "middle voice" has had a wide range of applications in the linguistic literature of this century. The main thesis in this volume is that there is a coherent, though complex, semantic category of middle voice in human language, which receives grammatical instantiation in many languages. The au
Contents:
THE MIDDLE VOICE; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1.Introduction; Chapter 2.Middle Voice Systems; Chapter 3.Reflexive and Associated Middle Situation Types; Chapter 4.Related Semantic Domains; Chapter 5.Diachronic Developments; Chapter 6.Hypotheses and Predictions; Appendix A.A Checklist for Middle Semantics; Appendix B.Data Sources; Bibliography; Indexof Subjects; Indexof Names; Indexof Languages
Notes:
A revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University, 1988.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-286) and indexes.
ISBN:
1-283-31291-3
9786613312914
90-272-7686-2
OCLC:
756484629