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Title: Voice and Inversion
Edited By: T. Givón

This collection aims first to establish a structure-independent, language-independent definition of pragmatic voice, and more specifically then a universal functional definition of 'inverse'. The grammar and pragmatic function of the four major voice constructions -- direct-acive, inverse, passive, 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), Suriinam Carib (Carib) Cebuano and Karao (Philippine).

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Bella Coola
Cree, Plains
Language Family(ies): Sahaptin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027229171
ISBN-13: N/A
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619420X
ISBN-13: 9781556194207
Prices: U.S. $ 182
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556194218
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 510
Prices: U.S. $ 46.95