Passive and Voice

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This volume brings together 18 original papers dealing with voice-related phenomena.

The languages dealt with represent both typological and geographic diversity, ranging from accusative-type languages to ergative-type and Philippine-type languages, and from Australia to Africa and Siberia. The studies presented here open up many possibilities for theorizing and offer data inviting formal treatments, but the most important contribution they make is in terms of the insights they offer for a better understanding of the fundamentals of voice phenomena.

[Typological Studies in Language, 16]  1988.  xi, 706 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
Masayoshi Shibatani
Passive and voice
Bernard Comrie
Affectedness and control: a typology of voice systems
M.H. Klaiman
Voice in Philippine languages
Masayoshi Shibatani
Voice in Austronesian languages of Philippine type: passive, ergative or neither?
Charles M. De Wolf
Voice in Indonesian: a discourse study
Bambang Kaswanti Purwo
The passive in Slavic
Anna Siewierska
Passiveness in Hungarian: with reference to russian passive
László Dezső
The structure and typology of the Chinese passive construction
Mantaro J. Hashimoto
Passiveness in Kinyarwanda
Alexandre Kimenyi
Affected subject (‘grade 7’) verbs in Hausa: what are they and where do they come from?
Philip J. Jaggar
Tale of two passives in Ute
T. Givón
Formal and Functional aspects of the development from passive to ergative systems
Dominique Estival and John Myhill
Passives in Burushaski
Yves-Charles Morin and Étienne Tiffou
Mam voice
Nora C. England
Ergative, passive and antipassive in Nex Perce: a discourse perspective
Noel Rude
The antipassive in Chamorro: variations on the theme of transitivity
Ann Cooreman
Antipassives in Warrungu and other Australian languages
Tasaku Tsunoda
Antipassive in Chukchee: oblique object, object incorporation, zero object
Isaac Kozinsky, Vladimir P. Nedjalkov and Marija S. Polinskaja
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