Valence Changes in Zapotec

Synchrony, diachrony, typology

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| California State University, Fullerton
| California State University, Los Angeles
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Zapotec languages present a wide range of lexical, morphological, phonological, and syntactic means of indicating valence changes. Despite their significant theoretical interest, detailed descriptions of valence-changing phenomena in Zapotec are rare, comparative studies are practically non-existent, and Zapotec contributions to the general typology of valence-changing phenomena still remain largely untapped. The present volume addresses this imbalance by being the first to explore Zapotec valence-changing constructions in depth, and to highlight their broad comparative, typological, and theoretical significance. This book contains both write-ups of contributions to the Special Session on Valence-Changing Devices in Zapotecan (annual meeting of SSILA, 2012) and specially commissioned chapters. It will be of interest to Zapotecanists, Otomangueanists, Mesoamericanists, typologists, morphologists, syntacticians, semanticians, and general linguists with an interest in valence-changing phenomena, and may also be used as supplementary reading in field methods and typology courses.
[Typological Studies in Language, 110]  2015.  xiii, 385 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
vii–viii
List of abbreviations and special symbols
ix–xiv
Chapter 1. Foreword: Rethinking perspectives in typology
Leonid Kulikov
1–6
Chapter 2. Introduction: A closer look at Zapotec
Natalie Operstein and Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
7–22
Chapter 3. Valence-altering operations in zapotec
Natalie Operstein
23–54
Chapter 4. Valence alternations in the Tlacolula Valley Zapotec lexicon
Pamela Munro
55–78
Chapter 5. Valence-changing morphology in San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec
George Aaron Broadwell
79–92
Chapter 6. Morphological valence-changing processes in Juchitán Zapotec
Gabriela Pérez Báez
93–116
Chapter 7. Valence-changing operations in Coatecas Altas Zapotec
Joseph Benton
117–138
Chapter 8. Valency-changing devices in two Southern Zapotec languages
Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona
139–174
Chapter 9. Valence-changing operations in Zaniza Zapotec
Natalie Operstein
175–190
Chapter 10. Agency and verb valence in Lachixío Zapotec
Mark A. Sicoli
191–212
Chapter 11. Changes in valence in San Andrés Yaá Zapotec
Michael Galant
213–236
Chapter 12. Causative morphology in Macuiltianguis Zapotec
John Foreman and Sheila Ann Dooley
237–280
Chapter 13. Indirect object ‘lowering’ in San Bartolomé Zoogocho Zapotec
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein
281–296
Chapter 14. Zapotec reciprocals
Pamela Munro
297–322
Chapter 15. Verb inflection and valence in Zapotec
Natalie Operstein
323–344
Chapter 16. Valence change: General and Zapotec perspectives
Seppo Kittilä
345–380
“The rich contemporary variation in valence across the Zapotec languages combined with the historical perspective – the documentation of Zapotec dates back to the sixteenth century – provides a wealth of empirical data and analyses directly relevant to current issues at the forefront of current research on valence. The historical development from transparent affixation as a marker of transitivization to a series of morphophonemic alternations challenges classifications of languages in terms of direction of derivation between transitive and intransitive counterparts.”
“I believe the volume is successful in presenting both the variety of valence-changing devices in Zapotec languages as well as in fully demonstrating the great similarities which unite their grammars. I believe that a reader will indeed come away from this volume with a good understanding of these phenomena in the languages.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2JN – Linguistics/North & Central American indigenous languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015030739