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The emergence of active∕stative alignment in Otomi

Enrique L. Palancar

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Otomi is an Otomanguean, Mesoamerican language whose intransitive verbs display two types of semantic alignment patterns: agent-patient and active-stative. This uncommon feature makes Otomi an ... More


Agreement in two Arawak languages: Baure and Kurripako

Swintha Danielsen and Tania Granadillo

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the agreement systems of two genetically and geographically disparate Arawak languages, Kurripako and Baure. While Kurripako exhibits semantic alignment, the differential ... More


English Is an Indo-European Language: Linguistic Prehistory in the History of English Classroom

Timothy J. Pulju

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter suggests ways that Indo-European can be made relevant throughout an entire course on the history of English. Grimm’s Law and Verner’s Law, for example, are not just useful for ... More


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