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Published: 19 May 2016

416 Pages

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ISBN: 9780190256593


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Deconstructing Ergativity

Two Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Maria Polinsky

Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

  • Offers a new approach to the analysis of the ergative case
  • Includes novel data on several ergative languages based on the author's own fieldwork
  • Examines a previously overlooked connection between ergative structure and verb-initial orders
  • Presents a structural connection between diachronic and synchronic aspects of ergativity
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