ergative to accusative alignment

Wolfgang Schulze W.Schulze at LRZ.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Thu Jan 9 05:09:17 UTC 2014

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Dear Raheleh,
I guess that you will receive hundreds of hints concerning this issue. Let me add  the following reference: W. Schulze 2010. The grammaticalization of Antipassives, which is available through ( It discusses the topic with respect to Kartvelian, Sumerian, and Proto-Indoeuropean.
Very best wishes,

> Am 08.01.2014 um 13:24 schrieb Raheleh Izadi Far <raheleh.izadifar at GMAIL.COM>:
> Dear all,
> 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
> kind regards,
> Raheleh Izadifar

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