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Foster, J.F. 1979. Agents, accessories and owners: The cultural base and the rise of ergative structures, with particular reference to Ozark English. In Plank, Frans, ed. Ergativity: Towards a theory of grammatical relations. Academic Press. pp. 489–510.
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A pragmatic-semantic explanation for some syntactic phenomena, in particular the rise of ergative constructions in Ozark English.