David W. Fleck

List of John Benjamins publications for which David W. Fleck plays a role.


Nominalization in Languages of the Americas

Edited by Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck

[Typological Studies in Language, 124] 2019. vii, 662 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Languages of North America | Languages of South America | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Fleck, David W. 2019 Chapter 16. Lexicalized nominalized clauses in Matses (Panoan)Nominalization in Languages of the Americas, Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck (eds.), pp. 557–589 | Chapter
Nominalization is ubiquitous in the Matses language. Many functions that are performed by relative and adverbial clauses in other languages are accomplished by nominalization in Matses. Verbs are nominalized by attaching one of 27 different suffixes to the verb stem in place of inflectional… read more
Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck 2019 Chapter 1. Nominalization in languages of the Americas: An introductionNominalization in Languages of the Americas, Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Chapter
Fleck, David W. 2010 Ergativity in the Mayoruna branch of the Panoan familyErgativity in Amazonia, Gildea, Spike and Francesc Queixalós (eds.), pp. 29–64 | Article
The present paper describes the ergative alignment patterns in the extant languages of the Mayoruna branch: Matses, Matis, Kulina, Dëmushbo, and Chankuëshbo/Korubo. The patterns that emerge from the present comparative study suggest that the Mayoruna languages, particularly Matses, are in the… read more
Fleck, David W. 2006 Antipassive in MatsesStudies in Language 30:3, pp. 551–573 | Article
In this paper I analyze ergative patterns and the antipassive construction in Matses, a Panoan language spoken in western Amazonia. The Matses antipassive appears initially to be fairly typical, but is unique in that, in addition to the cross-linguistically typical indefinite Patient reading, it… read more
Fleck, David W. 2002 Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru)The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation, Shibatani, Masayoshi (ed.), pp. 373–415 | Article