List of John Benjamins publications for which Katarzyna Janic plays a role.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology
The coding of antipassive constructions displays crosslinguistically irregular though noteworthy patterns. It commonly involves a phonologically overt form, labeled here antipassivizer. However, this segmental coding is not the only way to signal an antipassive meaning. In some languages,… read more | Chapter
The present chapter opens the volume by proving an overview of the antipassive construction from the typological perspective. After setting the scene by introducing the major theoretical concepts used in this volume, we consider various aspects of the formal and functional variation of the… read more | Chapter
In this paper, we propose treating alignment shift as a process of functional markedness reversal in the domain of semantically transitive constructions. We illustrate how this approach allows us to capture similarities between the alignment shifts in Eskimo-Aleut and Western Austronesian… read more | Article
Seržant, Ilja A., Katarzyna Janic, Darja Dermaku and Oneg Ben Dror.
2021. Typology of coding patterns and frequency effects of antipassives
. Studies in Language 45:4, pp. 968–1023
Frequency asymmetries within a minimal grammatical domain create offline associations that languages tend to exploit for a more efficient encoding. We explore cross-linguistic coding patterns of antipassives. We first argue that antipassive markers tend to have properties of derivational markers.… read more | Article
This article deals with the development of dedicated antipassive markers in a crosslinguistic perspective, with a special attention given to Slavonic languages. Initially, this marker was associated exclusively with ergative languages in which it was treated as a valence reducing operator. Attached… read more | Article