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Who does what to whom: grammatical relations

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The chapter starts with an outline of some basic notions concerning grammatical relations and their marking. We introduce the notions of nominative-accusative languages, and then turn to canonical ... More


Alignment in transitive clauses: case determining agreement

András Bárány

in Person, Case, and Agreement: The Morphosyntax of Inverse Agreement and Global Case Splits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198804185
eISBN:
9780191842399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804185.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

After having discussed how agreement can determine Case in Chapter 4, this chapter moves on to discuss how Case can determine (and restrict) agreement. In many languages, the verb can only agree with ... More


Who does what to whom: grammatical relations

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Art of Grammar: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199683215
eISBN:
9780191764912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683215.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Grammatical relations between participants are crucial for understanding how each language works. The chapter starts with a snap-shot of core grammatical relations, transitivity, and the marking of ... More


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