LINGUIST List 24.1578

Sat Apr 06 2013

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

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <>

Date: 03-Apr-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <>
Subject: Non-Canonical Passives: Alexiadou, Schäfer (Eds)
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Non-Canonical Passives Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 205 Published: 2013 Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL:

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

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)

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Cascadilla Press

Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association - ELRA

Georgetown University Press

Hodder Education

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

SIL International

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

Page Updated: 06-Apr-2013