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Title: Antipassives
Paper URL: www.geocities.com/wirusansan/Antip.pdf
Author: Alastair Wilson
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Institution: Université de Neuchâtel
Linguistic Field: Morphology; Typology
Subject Language: Nootka
Ojibwa, Central
English
Subject Language Family: Wakashan; Algic
Abstract: This paper compares various constructions which have been termed 'antipassive' according to a non-reductionalist and functionalist framework. 30 such constructions are included, and typologized according to the formal-functional features of each, in the context of the relevant languages' alignment systems. The paper attempts to add to knowledge on this issue, which, to date, has focused on small numbers of languages, avoiding broader typological analyses.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
URL: www.geocities.com/wirusansan/Antip.pdf


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