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LINGUIST List 18.142

Mon Jan 15 2007

Books: Linguistic Theories/Semantics/Syntax: Lyngfelt, Solstad (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Demoting the Agent: Lyngfelt, Solstad (Eds)

Message 1: Demoting the Agent: Lyngfelt, Solstad (Eds)
Date: 12-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Demoting the Agent: Lyngfelt, Solstad (Eds)

Title: Demoting the Agent
Subtitle: Passive, middle and other voice phenomena
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 96
Published: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2096

Editor: Benjamin Lyngfelt
Editor: Torgrim Solstad
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233608 Pages: 333 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027233608 Pages: 333 Price: U.S. $ 150.00

Passives, middles, and other voice phenomena are issues at the core of
modern linguistic research. This volume brings together different
perspectives on voice - different theoretical viewpoints, different
languages, and different kinds of voice phenomena. The eleven articles each
make a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion, offering new data,
new analyses, and bringing new light to long-standing issues. In
combination, they present a multi-faceted and yet coherent picture of the
topics at hand.

Table of contents

List of contributors vii-viii
Preface ix-x
Perspectives on demotion: Introduction to the volume
Torgrim Solstad and Benjamin Lyngfelt 1-20
Semantic and syntactic patterns in Swedish passives
Elisabet Engdahl 21-45
The Eastern Khanty locative-agent constructions: A functional
discourse-pragmatic perspective
Andrey Filtchenko 47-82
Agent back-grounding as a functional domain: Reflexivization and
passivization in Czech and Russian
Mirjam Fried 83-109
Invisible arguments: Effects of demotion in Estonian and Finnish
Elsi Kaiser and Virve-Anneli Vihman 111-141
Argument demotion as feature suppression
Dalina Kallulli 143-166
A comparative view of the requirement for adverbial modification in middles
Marika Lekakou 167-196
From passive to active: Syntactic change in progress in Icelandic
Joan Maling 197-223
The relation between information structure, syntactic structure and passive
Anneliese Pitz 225-248
Syntax and semantics of the deontic WANT-passive in Italo-Romance
Eva-Maria Remberger 249-274
Agentivity and the virtual reflexive construction
Nola M. Stephens 275-300
Arguments in middles
Thomas Stroik 301-326
Language index 327
Name index 329-330
Subject index 331-333

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Czech (ces)
                            Estonian (est)
                            Finnish (fin)
                            Icelandic (isl)
                            Khanty (kca)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Swedish (swe)

Written In: English (eng )

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