Talk: A Parallel Structural Account for Passives and Antipassives

Evidence from Case Marking

This talk will provide a parallel, unified structural account of passives and antipassives in nominative-accusative and absolutive-ergative languages. It will be argued that passives and antipassives are not derived from their active transitive counterparts, but syntactically intransitive, with the suppressed argument being an optional adjunct PP. The analysis is based on evidence from morphological case marking.


Day: 2020-11-19
Start time: 12:15
Duration: 00:30
Room: Ruqaiya Hasan
Track: Theoretical Linguistics
Language: en



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