Voice and Inversion

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This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent, language-independent definition of pragmatic voice, and more specifically then a universal functional definition of “inverse”. The grammar and pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions — direct-active, inverse, passive, antipassive — are surveyed using narrative texts from 14 languages: Koyukon (Athabascan), Plains Cree (Algonquian), Chepang (Tibeto-Burman), Squamish and Bella Coola (Salish), Sahaptin (Sahaptian), Kutenai (isolate), Surinam Carib (Carib), Spanish and Greek (Indo-European), Korean, Maasai (Nilotic), Cebuano and Karao (Philippine). The comparative quantified study of pragmatic voice functions tests the validity of a universal functional definition of voice and in particular of “inverse”. The cross-language comparison of grammatical structures that code the various voice functions then lays down the foundation for a non-trivial cross-language typology of “inverse”.
[Typological Studies in Language, 28]  1994.  viii, 402 pp.
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Table of Contents
I. Introduction
The pragmatics of de-transitive voice: Functional and typological aspects of inversion
T. Givón
II. Morphological inverses
Passive and inverse constructions
Chad L. Thompson
The discourse function of the Kutenei inverse
Matthew S. Dryer
Direct, inverse and passive in Northwest Sahaptin
Noel Rude
The inverse in Squamish
Peter Jacobs
The de-transitive clauses in Bella Coola: Passive vs. Inverse
Linda B. Forrest
The pragmatics of de-transitive voice in Spanish: From passive to inverse?
Raquel Hidalgo Downing
Semantic and pragmatic inverse: ‘Inverse alignment’ and ‘inverse voice’ in Carib of Surinam
Spike Gildea
III. Word-order inverses
The pragmatics of Modern Greek voice: Active, inverse and passive
Katy Roland
The pragmatics of voice in Korean
Inhee Lee Kwak
Active, inverse and passive in Maasai
Doris L. Payne, Mitsuyo Hamaya and Peter Jacobs
The pragmatics of voice in a Philippine language: Actor-focus and goal-focus in Cebuano narrative
Thomas E. Payne
Voice and ergativity in Karao
Sherri Brainard
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