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Title: Ergativität im Sorani-Kurdischen?
Paper URL: http://orient.ruf.uni-freiburg.de/dotpub/juegel.pdf
Author: Thomas Jügel
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Homepage: http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/juegel.htm
Institution: Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Typology
Subject Language: Kurdish, Central
Avestan
Pahlavi
Abstract: This paper deals with the question if Sorani Kurdish is to be regarded as a language with split ergativity or not./L//L/What is crucial for answering this question, is the function of the enclitic pronouns which are commonly misinterpreted as the agent in transitive past tense constructions in Sorani Kurdish./L/ /L/After a brief introduction to ergativity and a short overview on the terms for ergative constructions used so far in Iranian studies, the author outlines the emergence of the ergative construction in Old Iranian. By comparison of Middle Persian and Sorani Kurdish the similarities and differences between the two are illustrated. Finally, a possible explanation for the development of the ergative construction in Sorani Kurdish is given.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: XXX. Deutscher Orientalistentag. 2007. .
Publication Info: English version to appear in Orientalia Suecana.
URL: http://orient.ruf.uni-freiburg.de/dotpub/juegel.pdf


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