Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

3-2002

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Linguistics

Volume

38

Issue

1

First Page

157

Last Page

162

Required Publisher's Statement

Copyright 2002 Cambridge University Press. The original published version may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022226702251373.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Grammar, Comparative and general--Verb; Grammar, Comparative and general--Transitivity; Grammar, Comparative and general--Voice; Typology (Linguistics)

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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