In languages that contain them, verb-internal subject/object agreement affixes are normally a purely grammatical affair. But the morphological patterns that create distinctive transitive and intransitive verb stems are derivational. The dependence of a verb's grammatical properties on derivational processes of stem creation is particularly interesting when valency-changing mechanisms are considered cross-linguistically. This is precisely the aim of this volume, which compares techniques used to build passives, deagentives, causatives, applicatives and other valency-related stem types in a range of languages deliberately chosen for their genetic and typological diversity.
Journal of Linguistics
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Copyright 2002 Cambridge University Press. The original published version may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022226702251373.
Vajda, Edward J., "Review of: Changing Valency: Case Studies in Transitivity" (2002). Modern & Classical Languages. 23.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Grammar, Comparative and general--Verb; Grammar, Comparative and general--Transitivity; Grammar, Comparative and general--Voice; Typology (Linguistics)