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LINGUIST List 24.1578

Sat Apr 06 2013

Books: Non-Canonical Passives: Alexiadou, Schäfer (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Non-Canonical Passives: Alexiadou, Schäfer (Eds)
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Title: Non-Canonical Passives
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 205
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.205

Editor: Artemis Alexiadou
Editor: Florian Schäfer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272270 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272270 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272270 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255884 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255884 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255884 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This volume contains a selection of papers dealing with constructions that have a passive-like interpretation but do not seem to share all the properties with canonical passives. The fifteen chapters of this volume raise important questions concerning the proper characterization of the universal properties of passivization and reflect the current discussion in this area, covering syntactic, semantic, psycho-linguistic and typological aspects of the phenomenon, from different theoretical perspectives and in different language families and backed up in most cases by extensive corpora and experimental studies.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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