[Lingtyp] Today's Topics: new publication March 5 (Janic & Witzlack-Makarevich)

Katarzyna Janic katarzyna_maria.janic at uni-leipzig.de
Mon Mar 15 16:32:03 UTC 2021

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the recently published volume  
on antipassive constructions. This book provides a comprehensive  
treatment of the morpho-syntactic and semantic aspects of the  
antipassive construction from synchronic, diachronic, and typological  
perspectives. The nineteen contributions assembled in this volume  
address a wide range of aspects pertinent to the antipassive  
construction, such as lexical semantics, the properties of the  
antipassive markers, as well as the issue of fuzzy boundaries between  
the antipassive construction and a range of other formally and  
functionally similar constructions in genealogically and areally  
diverse languages. Purely synchronically oriented case studies are  
supplemented by contributions that shed light on the diachronic  
development of the antipassive construction and the antipassive  
markers. The book should be of central interest to many scholars, in  
particular to those working in the field of language typology,  
semantics, syntax, and historical linguists, as well as to specialists  
of the language families discussed in the individual contributions.

The volume appeared in the series of Typological Studies in Language  
by Benjamins and contains the following contributions:

Chapter 1. The multifaceted nature of the antipassive construction
Katarzyna Janic and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich, 1–3

Chapter 2. Antipassive propensities and alignment
Marianne Mithun, 43–64

Chapter 3. Antipassive in the Cariban family
Racquel-María Sapién, Natalia Cáceres Arandia, Spike Gildea and Sérgio  
Meira, 65–96

Chapter 4. Aspect and modality in Pama-Nyungan antipassives
Jessica Denniss, 97–148

Chapter 5. Antipassive constructions in Oceanic languages
Claire Moyse-Faurie, 149–175

Chapter 6. Antipassive and the lexical meaning of verbs
Sergey Say, 177–212

Chapter 7. Unspecified participant: A case of antipassive in Ainu
Anna Bugaeva, 213–246

Chapter 8. Variation in the verbal marking of antipassive constructions
Katarzyna Janic, 249–291

Chapter 9. Antipassive derivation in Soninke (West Mande)
Denis Creissels, 293–314

Chapter 10. Explaining the antipassive-causative syncretism in Mocoví  
Cristian Juárez and Albert Álvarez González, 315–347

Chapter 11. Polyfunctional vanka- in Nivaĉle and the antipassive category
Alejandra Vidal and Doris L. Payne, 349–381

Chapter 12. The antipassive and its relationship to person markers
Sandra Auderset, 385–425

Chapter 13. Antipassive derivations in Sino-Tibetan/Trans-Himalayan  
and their sources
Guillaume Jacques, 427–446

Chapter 14. The profile and development of the Maa (Eastern Nilotic)  
Doris L. Payne, 447–479

Chapter 15. Indirect antipassive in Circassian
Peter M. Arkadiev and Alexander Letuchiy, 483–514

Chapter 16. Antipassives in Nakh-Daghestanian languages: Exploring the  
margins of a construction
Bernard Comrie, Diana Forker, Zaira Khalilova and Helma van den Berg, 515–548

Chapter 17. Antipassive and antipassive-like constructions in Mayan languages
Raina Heaton, 549–578

Chapter 18. When an antipassive isn’t an antipassive anymore: The  
Actor Voice construction in Kelabit
Charlotte Hemmings, 579–620

Chapter 19. Antipassivization in Basque revisited
Fernando Zúñiga and Beatriz Fernández, 621–640

For more details, please consult: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.130


Katarzyna & Alena


Katarzyna JANIC

ERC Project "Grammatical Universals"
Post-doc researcher

Universität Leipzig (IPF 141199)
Nikolaistraße 6-10
04109 Leipzig


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