Case Studies from Austronesia, the Pacific, the Americas, by Andrej Malchukov,Bernard Comrie

By Andrej Malchukov,Bernard Comrie

Earlier empirical experiences on valency have checked out the phenomenon both in person languages or a small variety of languages, or have involved themselves with in basic terms small subparts of valency (e.g. transitivity, ditransitive constructions), leaving a lacuna that the current quantity goals to fill by means of contemplating a variety of valency phenomena throughout 30 languages from various components of the realm. The individual-language reports, each one written via a consultant or crew of experts on that language and protecting either valency styles and valency alternations, are according to a questionnaire (reproduced within the quantity) and an online freely obtainable database, therefore ensuring comparison of cross-linguistic effects. furthermore, introductory chapters give you the history to the undertaking and talk about its major features and chosen effects, whereas a chain of featured articles by way of best students who assisted in shaping the sphere offer an out of doors viewpoint at the volume’s technique. the amount is vital examining for a person attracted to valency and argument constitution, without reference to theoretical persuasion, and should function a version for destiny descriptive reports of valency in person languages.

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