Voice and argument structure in Baltic / edited by Axel Holvoet, Nicole Nau.

Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Ashgate, 2015.
Valency, argument realization and grammatical relations in Baltic ; Volume 2.
Valency, Argument Realization and Grammatical Relations in Baltic (VARGReB), 2352-0159 ; Volume 2
1 online resource (410 p.)
Baltic languages -- Voice.
Baltic languages -- Syntax.
Baltic languages -- Verb phrase.
Baltic languages -- Grammaticalization.
Electronic books.
The present article discusses the nature of the Latvian passive and, more specifically, the impersonal passive. It is argued that Latvian has indeed an impersonal passive that shows no signs of turning into an active impersonal, a development that has occurred in the history of Polish and could be an ongoing process in contemporary Lithuanian. Several lexical restrictions on the derivation of the Latvian constructions under discussion shows that they are indeed impersonal passives rather than active impersonals. Conspicuously absent, however, is a ban on the passivization of unaccusatives, as
""1.2 Previous research on Lithuanian causatives """"1.3 The database ""; ""1.4 Structure of the article ""; ""2. Morphological causatives in Lithuanian: general overview ""; ""2.1 Morphology of causativization ""; ""2.2 Brief historical background ""; ""2.3 Causative verbs in relation to their bases: syntactic aspects ""; ""2.4 Causative verbs in relation to their bases: semantic aspects ""; ""3. Measuring the productivity of Lithuanian morphological causatives ""; ""4. Argument structure of causatives from transitive verbs ""; ""4.1 Causatives from ingestive verbs ""
""5.1 Verbs of abstract action""""5.2 Ingestive verbs""; ""6. Conclusions""; ""Abbreviations ""; ""Sources: corpora and dictionaries ""; ""References ""; ""Extended uses of morphological causatives in Latvian""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Polyfunctionality of causative markers ""; ""3. A few notes on formal markers ""; ""4. Types of extended meanings ""; ""5. Causee backgrounding with verbs of light and sound emission ""; ""6. Dilution of the causative element: ground-figure relationship ""; ""7. Ambient verbs ""; ""8. Pain and emotion verbs ""
""9. Causativization of transitives: curatives """"10. Concluding remarks ""; ""Abbreviations ""; ""Bibliography ""; ""Part II. Reflexives and middle voice""; ""Middle voice reflexives and argument structure in Baltic""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Between anticausatives and passives""; ""3. Three domains of the middle""; ""4. The third domain""; ""5. Questions of argument structure in middle voice constructions""; ""6. Lexicon or grammar?""; ""7. A split category""; ""8. Inflection or derivation""; ""9. Voice again""; ""Abbreviations""; ""References""
""Converse relations with the reflexive marker in Lithuanian and Polish: Between grammar and lexicon""
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Holvoet, Axel, editor.
Nau, Nicole, editor.
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