Publication details [#4902]

Hopper, Paul J. 1983. Ergative, passive, and active in Malay narrative. In Klein-Andreu, Flora, ed. Discourse perspectives on syntax. Academic Press. pp. 67–88.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


H. discusses some central constructions in a variety of written Malay texts in order to demonstrate that no approach to grammar that separates local (clause level) from global (discourse level) factors can work. H. thus rejects all approaches that insist on the autonomy of the 'sentence'.