Selected semitransitive constructions in Algonquian

Zúñiga, Fernando (2017). Selected semitransitive constructions in Algonquian. Lingua Posnaniensis, 58(2), pp. 207-225. De Gruyter 10.1515/linpo-2016-0015

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The present paper surveys a number of selected constructions in Algonquian languages that fall between those expressing transitivity and those expressing intransitivity (Hopper & Thompson 1980; Dryer 2007). So-called passives are mostly agentless and show different kinds of allomorphy in the particular languages. Antipassives are not fully understood yet but seem to be more idiosyncratic than passives, and are not found everywhere in the family. Lastly, systematic mismatches between morphological and syntactic valency (similar to constructions found in Oceanic and other languages) seem to play an important role in the inventory of constructions used to express less than full transitivity in Algonquian.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Zúñiga, Fernando

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages

ISSN:

2083-6090

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Fernando Zúñiga

Date Deposited:

19 Feb 2018 17:19

Last Modified:

19 Feb 2018 17:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/linpo-2016-0015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111270

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