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Grammatical Roles and Relations

Grammatical Roles and Relations

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  • Date Published: February 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521458368

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  • Frank Palmer's new book is a typological survey of grammatical roles, such as Agent, Patient, and Beneficiary, as well as grammatical relations, such as Subject, (Direct) Object and Indirect Object, which are familiar concepts in traditional grammars. A great wealth of examples is used to show that the grammatical systems of the familiar European languages are far from typical of many of the world's languages. Grammatical Roles and Relations will be welcomed by all those interested in language typology.

    • Frank Palmer is one of the best-known authors on the linguistics list, both in Europe and the US
    • This survey uses data from a huge range of the world's languages, and is the most comprehensive of its kind
    • Very clear and readable introduction to the field of syntactic typology (Palmer is known for the clarity of his exposition)
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    'A valuable source of information and examples...amply illustrated with examples of languages ... a comprehensive and systematic presentation'. International Review of Applied Linguistics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521458368
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Roles and relations
    3. Accusative, ergative and agentive systems
    4. Syntactic relations
    5. Passive
    6. Passive: related and problematic issues
    7. Antipassive
    8. Topic and inverse systems
    9. Causatives
    Glossary of terms
    References and citations index
    Language index
    General index.

  • Author

    Frank Robert Palmer

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