1 The study of voice 1 . 0 Preliminaries In the history of grammar , the study of voice dates at least to the Sanskrit grammar of Pāṇini ( ca 500 BC ) . In this work ,
entitled Astadhyāyi ( “ Eight - Chaptered ' ) , are described the distinctions of ...
Categories of the verb in natural languages include tense, aspect, modality (mood) and voice. Among these, voice, in its rich and diverse manifestations, is perhaps the most complex. But most prior research concentrates on only certain types, predominantly passives. Voice expresses relations between a predicate and a set of nominal positions - or their referents - in a clause or other structure. Grammatical Voice is the first typological study of voice systems based on a multi-language survey. It introduces a threefold classification of voice types, in the first place distinguishing passivization phenomena (derived voice) from active-middle systems (basic voice); and further, distinguishing each of these from pragmatically grounded voice behaviours, such as focus and inverse systems. As the first comprehensive study of voice systems and voice typology, this book makes a significant contribution to current research in linguistics and grammatical theory.
Authors: M. H. Klaiman, M. H.. Klaiman, Klaiman M. H.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-11-29 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Categories of the verb in natural languages include tense, aspect, modality (mood) and voice. Among these, voice, in its rich and diverse manifestations, is perhaps the most complex. But most prior research concentrates on only certain types, predominantly passives. Voice expresses relations between a predicate and a set of nominal
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The grammatical category of voice covers a wide range of phenomena, including causatives, applicatives, passives, antipassives, middles, and others. Drawing on data from over 200 languages, Fernando Ziga and Seppo Kittil illustrate the semantic, morphological, and syntactic variation of voice across languages from a range of families and regions. They
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-22 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
This monograph investigates how Japanese employs different structures found in the grammatical voice, both synchronically and diachronically. The Japanese voice system, especially the passive voice, has provided much interesting data for typological comparison, and Japanese examples are often cited in various linguistic works. However, the basic structure consisting of a
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This volume presents thirteen original papers dealing with various aspects of two related areas of research of major concern to linguists of all theoretical persuasions: voice and grammatical relations. The papers are written from typological, functional, and cognitive perspectives, and contain of a number of general studies as well as
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-24 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
This unique volume comprises a monograph and a set of articles by renowned typologist Emma Geniušienė which all focus on the topic of morphologically passive constructions in Lithuanian. It is the first translation into English of the author’s original work from the 1970s. It offers a rich treasury of data,