This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent, language-independent definition of pragmatic voice and then more specifically a universal functional definition of "inverse". The grammar and pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions: direct-active, inverse, passive and 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 ...

Voice and Inversion 1994, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556194207

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Voice and Inversion 1994, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

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Voice and Inversion 1994, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

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