AW: ergative to accusative alignment
Raheleh Izadi Far
raheleh.izadifar at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 10 16:17:53 UTC 2014
Dear all, especially the linguists who answered my email,
thank you very much for all the comments, answers, links, references and
also articles sent to me.
Raheleh Izadifar , PhD student, BuAli Sina University, Iran
On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 2:15 AM, Felicity Meakins <f.meakins at uq.edu.au>wrote:
> Dear Raheleh,
> One mechanism might be language contact. The Gurindji ergative marker
> became a nominative marker as a result of contact with Kriol in the
> formation of Gurindji Kriol which is a mixed language. This change had an
> intermediate stage whereby Gurindji Kriol was originally an optional
> ergative language and then became a (optional) marked nominative language
> (as the ergative marker extended to subjects of transitive clauses).
> Meakins, Felicity. 2009. The case of the shifty ergative marker: A
> pragmatic shift in the ergative marker in one Australian mixed language. In
> Jóhanna Barddal & Shobhana Chelliah (eds.), *The Role of Semantics and
> Pragmatics in the Development of Case.* Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 59-91.
> ---. to appear. From absolutely optional to only nominally ergative: The
> life cycle of the Gurindji Kriol ergative suffix. In Nino Amiridze, Peter
> Arkadiev & Francesco Gardani (eds.), *Borrowed Morphology*. Berlin:
> Mouton de Gruyter.
> Meakins, Felicity & Carmel O'Shannessy. 2010. Ordering arguments about:
> Word order and discourse motivations in the development and use of the
> ergative marker in two Australian mixed languages. *Lingua *120.7:
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