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AuthorManning, Christopher D.TitleErgativity: Argument Structure and Grammatical RelationsPublishedCenter for the Study of Language and 1996
Status:Check Shelves SubjectMorphosyntaxMediaPaperback,BookISBN1575860368Call NumberManning1996ETypeCirculating BookDescription

Contents: I: Cutting the Ergativity Pie. What is ergativity? Towards a new typology of mixed pivot languages. Other languages for which an inverse analysis seems correct. Theoretical foundations. An analysis of binding. Dyirbal. Observations perhaps not requiring structural explanations. Conclusions. II: Inuit (West Greenlandic). Basic background on Inuit. Arguments for the absolutive being a surface pivot. Phenomena sensitive to a level of argument structure. Approaches to Inuit.

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