Indo-Aryan Ergativity in Typological and Diachronic Perspective

| UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
| Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
ISBN 9789027206930 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267160 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume presents a state-of-the-art survey of synchronic and diachronic dimensions of Ergativity in the Indo-Aryan language family. It contains an introduction drawing on the most important recent typological and theoretical contributions to this field, plus seven papers about the origin, development and distribution of ergative alignment in ancient and modern Indo-Aryan languages written by well-established expert authors. The articles provide detailed explorations of language-specific synchronic systems or patterns of change, and large-scale studies of the distribution of ergative morphosyntax across the Indo-Aryan languages. The papers have a typological-functional approach and are based on thorough fieldwork experience and/or philological investigation. As the Indo-Aryan language family has played a paramount role in recent theories of Ergativity and of alignment typology and change, this volume is highly relevant to experts working on these languages and to scholars interested in grammatical relations and it will figure in all future debates in these fields
[Typological Studies in Language, 112]  2016.  v, 267 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Ergativity in Indo-Aryan and beyond
Eystein Dahl and Krzysztof Stroński
Looking for ergativity in Indo-Aryan
Saartje Verbeke and Eva De Clercq
The origin and development of the Old Indo-Aryan predicated - construction
Eystein Dahl
On the establishment of ergative alignment during the Late Middle Indo-Aryan period
Vit Bubenik
Why the ergative case in modal (in)transitive clauses? The historical evolution of aspect, modality, ergative and locative in Indo-Aryan
Annie Montaut
Ergative alignment in Western New Indo-Aryan languages from a historical perspective
Liudmila V. Khokhlova
The restoration of the ergative case marking of ‘A’ in perfective clauses in New Indo-Aryan: The case of the Braj language*
Andrea Drocco
Syntactic lability vs. ergativity in Indo-Aryan
Krzysztof Stroński
Language Index
General Index
Author Index
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016001802 | Marc record