Passive Constructions in Lithuanian

Selected works of Emma Geniušienė

Anna Kibort | University of Oxford
Nijolė Maskaliūnienė | Vilnius University
Artūras Ratkus | Vilnius University
ISBN 9789027259448 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027266194 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This unique volume comprises a monograph and a set of articles by renowned typologist Emma Geniušienė which all focus on the topic of morphologically passive constructions in Lithuanian. It is the first translation into English of the author’s original work from the 1970s. It offers a rich treasury of data, a detailed structural description of all morphologically passive constructions, and an examination of the functions which these constructions have in the discourse. The addition of modern interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme glosses to hundreds of linguistic examples and expert editorial work have turned the hard-to-access material into a timeless resource available for the first time to a broad international readership. The volume will be of value to descriptive linguists, typologists, morphologists and formal syntacticians, as well as to scholars of information structure and functional text analysis. It is an exciting addition to the linguistic literature and a fitting tribute to the author.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 179] 2016.  xx, 313 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Emma Geniušienė, a prominent representative of the St Petersburg (Leningrad) school of linguistic typology, is known to linguists in the West mainly through her classic monograph on the typology of reflexives, which was published in English. Her work on the passive is no less relevant to empirical and theoretical research in the domain of grammatical voice, but it is less accessible, having been published mainly in Russian and Lithuanian. By bringing together, in an accurate and readable English translation, Emma Geniušienė’s most important studies on the Lithuanian passive, the editors of this volume and the translator have rendered the linguistic community an excellent service. By their wealth of observation and their attention to details revealing the manifold and subtle interactions between the passive and other categories, these studies still offer refreshing and inspiring reading many years after they were first published.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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