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Author Dixon, Robert M. W.

Title Ergativity / R.M.W. Dixon.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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 UniM Bail High Use  415 DIXO  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 69
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-258) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Syntactically based and semantically based marking -- 3. Intra-clausal or morphological ergativity -- 4. Types of split system --5. The category of 'subject' -- 6. Inter-clausal or syntactic ergativity -- 7. Language change -- 8. The rationale for ergativity -- Appendix: A note on theoretical models.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Ergative constructions.
ISBN 0521444462
0521448980 (pbk.)