Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2007

305 Pages

ISBN: 9780199270927

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Applicative Constructions

David A. Peterson

Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory

  • First lengthy, cross-linguistic study of the applicative constructions from both functional and diachronic point of view
  • Author challenges common assumptions about applicative constructions
  • Analyses interface between system and usage
  • Based on corpora collected from under-examined languages (East Asia, Africa, Indo-America)