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Title: Changing Valency
Edited By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521660394
Description:

This book provides a general perspective on valency-changing mechanisms -
passives, antipassives, causatives, applicatives - in the languages of the
world. It contains a comprehensive typology of causatives by R. M. W.
Dixon, and detailed descriptions of valency-changing mechanisms in ten
individual languages by leading scholars, based on original fieldwork. The
sample languages span five continents and every kind of structural profile.
Each contributor draws out the theoretical status and implications of
valency-changing derivations in their language of study, and the relevant
parameters are drawn together, and typological possibilities delineated, in
the editors' introduction. The volume will interest typologists, those
working in the fields of morphosyntactic variation and lexical semantics,
and exponents of formal theories engaging with the range of linguistic
diversity found in natural language.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Dido
Inupiatun, Northwest Alaska
Tariana
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521660394
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 429
Prices: U.S. $ 75
U.K. £ 55