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The Resource Impersonal constructions : a cross-linguistic perspective, edited by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska

Impersonal constructions : a cross-linguistic perspective, edited by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska

Label
Impersonal constructions : a cross-linguistic perspective
Title
Impersonal constructions
Title remainder
a cross-linguistic perspective
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume offers a much needed typological perspective on impersonal constructions, which are here viewed broadly as constructions lacking a referential subject. The contributions to this volume deal with all types of impersonality, namely constructions featuring nonagentive subjects, including those with experiential predicates (A-impersonals), presentational constructions with a notional subject deficient in topicality (T-impersonals), and constructions with a notional subject lacking in referential properties (R-impersonals), i.e. both meteo-constructions and man-constructions. The typological discussion benefits from a good coverage of impersonality in European languages, but also includes considerations of several African, American, South-East Asian, Australian, and Oceanic languages. The variation in the cross-linguistic realization of impersonality and the diachronic pathways leading to and from impersonality documented in this volume point to a novel perspective on impersonals as transitional structures or an intermediate stage of a more basic diachronic change be it from transitive to intransitive, or from active to passive, or participant-to event-centered construction."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
415/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P293.5
LC item number
.I47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-2011
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  • Malʹchukov, A. L.
  • Siewierska, Anna
Series statement
Studies in language companion series;
Series volume
v. 124
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
Target audience
general
Label
Impersonal constructions : a cross-linguistic perspective, edited by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Andrej Malchukov and Anna Siewierska. -- Part I. Impersonal constructions. Towards a typology of impersonal constructions: A semantic map approach / Andrej Malchukov and Akio Ogawa ; Overlap and complementarity in reference impersonals: Man-constructions vs. third person plural-impersonals in the languages of Europe / Anna Siewierska ; Verbs of motion: Impersonal passivization between unaccusativity and unergativity / Werner Abraham ; On the distribution of subject properties in formulaic presentationals of Germanic and Romance: A diachronic-typological approach / Volker Gast and Florian Haas. -- Part II. Impersonal constructions. Impersonal constructions and accusative subjects in Late Latin / Michela Cennamo ; From passive to impersonal: A case study from Italian and its implications / Anna Giacalone Ramat and Andrea Sansò ; Passive to anticausative through impersonalization: The case of Vedic and Indo-European / Leonid Kulikov. -- Part III. Cross-linguistic variation in Impersonal constructions. The Maa (Eastern Nilotic) Impersonal construction / Doris L. Payne ; Impersonal constructions in Jóola-Banjal / Alain Christian Bassène and Denis Creissels ; Impersonal configurations and theticity: The case of meteorological predications in Afroasiatic / Amina Mettouchi and Mauro Tosco ; Revisiting impersonal constructions in Modern Hebrew: Discourse-based perspectives / Ruth Berman ; The elephant in the room: The impersonal -ne/-te construction in Polish / Anna Kibort ; Meteorological verbs in Uralic languages - are there any impersonal structures to be found / Merja Salo ; Impersonal constructions in Ket / Edward J. Vajda, Andrey Nefedov and Andrej Malchukov ; Impersonal verbs in Central Alaskan Yupik (Eskimoan) / Osahito Miyaoka ; Impersonals in Innu / Lynn Drapeau ; A diachronic study of the impersonal passive in Ainu / Anna Bugaeva ; Referential impersonal constructions in Mandarin / Yi Yan and Anna Siewierska ; Impersonal constructions in some Oceanic languages / Claire Moyse-Faurie ; Impersonal constructions in Umpithamu and the Lamalamic languages / Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Control code
695860317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 641 pages
Isbn
9789027287168
Isbn Type
(eb)
Lccn
2011000415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)695860317
Label
Impersonal constructions : a cross-linguistic perspective, edited by Andrej Malchukov, Anna Siewierska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Andrej Malchukov and Anna Siewierska. -- Part I. Impersonal constructions. Towards a typology of impersonal constructions: A semantic map approach / Andrej Malchukov and Akio Ogawa ; Overlap and complementarity in reference impersonals: Man-constructions vs. third person plural-impersonals in the languages of Europe / Anna Siewierska ; Verbs of motion: Impersonal passivization between unaccusativity and unergativity / Werner Abraham ; On the distribution of subject properties in formulaic presentationals of Germanic and Romance: A diachronic-typological approach / Volker Gast and Florian Haas. -- Part II. Impersonal constructions. Impersonal constructions and accusative subjects in Late Latin / Michela Cennamo ; From passive to impersonal: A case study from Italian and its implications / Anna Giacalone Ramat and Andrea Sansò ; Passive to anticausative through impersonalization: The case of Vedic and Indo-European / Leonid Kulikov. -- Part III. Cross-linguistic variation in Impersonal constructions. The Maa (Eastern Nilotic) Impersonal construction / Doris L. Payne ; Impersonal constructions in Jóola-Banjal / Alain Christian Bassène and Denis Creissels ; Impersonal configurations and theticity: The case of meteorological predications in Afroasiatic / Amina Mettouchi and Mauro Tosco ; Revisiting impersonal constructions in Modern Hebrew: Discourse-based perspectives / Ruth Berman ; The elephant in the room: The impersonal -ne/-te construction in Polish / Anna Kibort ; Meteorological verbs in Uralic languages - are there any impersonal structures to be found / Merja Salo ; Impersonal constructions in Ket / Edward J. Vajda, Andrey Nefedov and Andrej Malchukov ; Impersonal verbs in Central Alaskan Yupik (Eskimoan) / Osahito Miyaoka ; Impersonals in Innu / Lynn Drapeau ; A diachronic study of the impersonal passive in Ainu / Anna Bugaeva ; Referential impersonal constructions in Mandarin / Yi Yan and Anna Siewierska ; Impersonal constructions in some Oceanic languages / Claire Moyse-Faurie ; Impersonal constructions in Umpithamu and the Lamalamic languages / Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Control code
695860317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 641 pages
Isbn
9789027287168
Isbn Type
(eb)
Lccn
2011000415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)695860317

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