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This book presents the first systematic typological analysis of applicatives across African, American Indian, and East Asian languages. It is also the first to address their functions in discourse, the derivation of their semantic and syntactic properties, and how and why they have changed over time. Applicative constructions are typically described as transitivizing becau ...more
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published December 21st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2006)
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