LINGUIST List 26.3331

Fri Jul 17 2015

Diss: Indo-European, Avestan, Bactrian, Pahlavi, Parthian, Persian, Manichaean Middle, Persian, Old; Historical Ling: Thomas Jügel: 'Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen...'

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 17-Jul-2015
From: Thomas Jügel <juegellingua.uni-frankfurt.de>
Subject: Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen − Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zu Kasus, Kongruenz und Satzbau [The Development of the Ergative Construction in Old and Middle Iranian: A Corpus-Based Approach]
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Institution: Goethe University Frankfurt
Program: Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2012

Author: Thomas Jügel

Dissertation Title: Die Entwicklung der Ergativkonstruktion im Alt- und Mitteliranischen − Eine korpusbasierte Untersuchung zu Kasus, Kongruenz und Satzbau [The Development of the Ergative Construction in Old and Middle Iranian: A Corpus-Based Approach]

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Avestan (ave)
                            Bactrian (xbc)
                            Pahlavi (pal)
                            Parthian (xpr)
                            Persian, Manichaean Middle (xmn)
                            Persian, Old (peo)
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Dissertation Director:
Jost Gippert
Agnes Korn

Dissertation Abstract:

Ergativity in Iranian languages is a purely formal feature, which appears whereever the Old Iranian verbal adjective in -ta- was grammaticalised as a verbal form (mostly as past stem).

This study gives a detailed survey of ergative constructions in Old and Middle Iranian starting with the oldest attestations in Avestan up to ambigue structures in Middle Persian.

On the way it discusses the case of the logical subject in Old Iranian and the functional status of the past participle construction. It lists all attestations of ergative constructions in the respective corpora including case marking of subject and object, agreement markers, position and function of enclitic pronouns, functions of adpositions which develop to object markers, constituent deletion, and word order.



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