[Lingtyp] Ergativity and discourse

Marianne Mithun mithun at linguistics.ucsb.edu
Sun Oct 11 17:33:28 UTC 2015


Sorry, my first message didn't go out because the attachment was too 
big. I had just sent two papers to Tass about ergativity and discourse, 
in two languages that are strongly ergative but do not permit speakers 
to introduce new referents in transitive absolutives.

The one that didn't go out can be found here:

http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/mithun/pdfs/1994%20Implications%20of%20Ergativity.pdf



Marianne


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