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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


The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War

Alec D. Walen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190872045
eISBN:
9780190872076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book operates on two levels. On the more practical level, its overarching concern is to answer the question, When is it permissible to use lethal force to defend people against threats? The ... More


Negative Agent-Claims and the Agent–Patient Inference

Alec D. Walen

in The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190872045
eISBN:
9780190872076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872045.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter’s goal is twofold. First, it refines the thought, argued for in Chapter 3, that an agent may be partial to herself, when serious harms to others are at stake, only insofar as she is ... More


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