Verb Valency Changes

Theoretical and typological perspectives

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| University of Sonora
| University of Sonora
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This volume surveys a variety of verb valency change phenomena among diverse languages and from diverse theoretical viewpoints. It offers typological studies comparing languages in topics like applicative polysemy, complex predicate formation and locative alternation, but also works describing the different valency-changing operations in specific languages including West Circassian, Huasteca Nahuatl, Tlachichilco Tepehua and Seri, and works dealing with specific valency change constructions, such as tla- constructions in Nahuatl, resultatives in Yaqui, antipassives in Mocoví, and labile verbs in Arabic. This book aims to put this variety of backdrops in perspective and to clarify the notion and mechanisms of verb valency change. Both scholars and expert readers will get in these works a better understanding of the different verb valency changing operations and of the typological aspects involved in this phenomenon, together with a better grasp of how argument realization and verb morphology are connected in some languages.
[Typological Studies in Language, 120]  2017.  xv, 310 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
vii–viii
Preface
x–xv
Part I. Theoretical perspectives on verb valency change
4–77
Markedness effects in applicative formation
Andrej L. Malchukov
4–29
Morphosyntactic defectiveness in complex predicate formation
M. Teresa Espinal
32–49
Two types of locative alternation
Jaume Mateu
52–77
Part II. Verb valency changes across languages
82–304
Transitivity and valency-changing operations in Huasteca Nahuatl
Manuel Peregrina Llanes, Albert Álvarez González and Zarina Estrada-Fernández
82–105
The semantics of Nahuatl tla- constructions
Ia Navarro
108–132
Valency-changing operations in Yaqui resultatives
Albert Álvarez González
134–164
Tlachichilco Tepehua: Semantics and function of verb valency change
James K. Watters
166–192
A panorama of valency changing operations in Seri
Stephen A. Marlett
194–225
The antipassive marking in Mocoví: Forms and functions
Cristian Juárez and Albert Álvarez González
228–255
Arabic ‘labile verbs’ in form III: Lability or something else?
Alexander Letuchiy
258–284
Valency-decreasing operations in a valency-increasing language?
Yury Lander and Alexander Letuchiy
286–304
Language index
305–306
Subject index
307
Language index
305–306
Subject index
307–310
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017041878 | Marc record