Demoting the Agent

Passive, middle and other voice phenomena

| Göteborg University
| University of Oslo
ISBN 9789027233608 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027293077 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
Passives, middles, and other voice phenomena are issues at the core of modern linguistic research. This volume brings together different perspectives on voice different theoretical viewpoints, different languages, and different kinds of voice phenomena. The eleven articles each make a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion, offering new data, new analyses, and bringing new light to long-standing issues. In combination, they present a multi-faceted and yet coherent picture of the topics at hand.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 96]  2006.  x, 333 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Perspectives on demotion: Introduction to the volume
Torgrim Solstad and Benjamin Lyngfelt
Semantic and syntactic patterns in Swedish passives
Elisabet Engdahl
The Eastern Khanty locative-agent constructions: A functional discourse-pragmatic perspective
Andrey Filchenko
Agent back-grounding as a functional domain: Reflexivization and passivization in Czech and Russian
Mirjam Fried
Invisible arguments: Effects of demotion in Estonian and Finnish
Elsi Kaiser and Virve-Anneli Vihman
Argument demotion as feature suppression
Dalina Kallulli
A comparative view of the requirement for adverbial modification in middles
Marika Lekakou
From passive to active: Syntactic change in progress in Icelandic
Joan Maling
The relation between information structure, syntactic structure and passive
Anneliese Pitz
Syntax and semantics of the deontic WANT-passive in Italo-Romance
Eva-Maria Remberger
Agentivity and the virtual reflexive construction
Nola M. Stephens
Arguments in middles
Thomas Stroik
Language index
Name index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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