Fwd: AW: ergative to accusative alignment
geoffrey.haig at UNI-BAMBERG.DE
Wed Jan 8 19:40:27 UTC 2014
ergative to accusative is attested, and there is a vast literature
related to it; a couple of pointers that might help:
Claims for a shift from ergative to accusative alignment for a number of
languages of Australia are discussed in e.g. Alan Dench's paper
"Insubordination: the accusative revolution in Australian languages"
(available on academia.edu)
For West Iranian languages, relevant material is summed up in: Haig, G.
2008. Alignment change in Iranian languages. A Construction Grammar
approach. Berlin: Mouton.
For alignment changes in various directions in Indo-Aryan, see, among
many others, Saartje Verbeke's recent monograph.
For languages of Amazonia see: Gildea / Queixalós (eds.) 2010.
Ergativity in Amazonia. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
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*Im Auftrag von *Raheleh Izadi Far
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*Betreff:* ergative to accusative alignment
Does anybody know about languages which have changed from ergative
alignment to accusative alignment? or does anybody know about the
mechanisms involved in such a change? what are the studies concerning
this issue? and if there are any, are they accessible online?
Thank you very much in advance
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