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Author Societas Linguistica Europaea. Meeting (49th : 2016 : Naples, Italy)

Title Antipassive : typology, diachrony, and related constructions / edited by Katarzyna Maria Janic, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 645 pages) : illustrations
Series Typological studies in language (TSL), 0167-7373 ; volume 130
Typological studies in language ; v. 130.
Contents The multifaceted nature of the antipassive construction / Katarzyna Maria Janic and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich -- Lexical semantics and event representation of antipassive constructions -- Antipassive marking -- Diachrony of antipassive constructions -- Fuzzy boundaries
Summary "This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological perspectives. The nineteen contributions assembled in this volume address a wide range of aspects pertinent to the antipassive construction, such as lexical semantics, the properties of the antipassive markers, as well as the issue of fuzzy boundaries between the antipassive construction and a range of other formally and functionally similar constructions in a genealogically and areally diverse languages. Purely synchronically oriented case studies are supplemented by contributions that shed light on the diachronic development of the antipassive construction and the antipassive markers. The book should be of central interest to many scholars, in particular to those working in the field of language typology, semantics, syntax, and historical linguists, as well as to specialists of the language families discussed in the individual contributions"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Selection of papers presented at "The cross-linguistic diversity of antipassives: function, meaning and structure" workshop jointly organized by the editors at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea at the University of Naples Federico II (31 August-3 September 2016) in Naples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 17, 2021)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Antipassive voice.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Antipassive voice.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Form Electronic book
Author Janic, Katarzyna, editor.
Witzlack-Makarevich, Alena, editor.
LC no. 2020048731
ISBN 9789027260260