Passives Cross-Linguistically: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches (Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory #17) (Hardcover)

Passives Cross-Linguistically: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches (Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory #17) By Kleanthes K. Grohmann (Volume Editor), Akemi Matsuya (Volume Editor), Eva-Maria Remberger (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Kleanthes K. Grohmann (Volume Editor), Akemi Matsuya (Volume Editor), Eva-Maria Remberger (Volume Editor)
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The chapters collected in the volume Passives Cross-Linguistically provide analyses of passive constructions across different languages and populations from the interface perspectives between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The contributions are, in principle, all based on the background of generative grammatical theory. In addition to the theoretical contributions of the first part of this volume, all solidly built on rich empirical bases, some experimental works are presented, which explore passives from a psycholinguistic perspective based on theoretical insights. The languages/language families covered in the contributions include South Asian languages (Odia/Indo-Aryan and Telugu/Dravidian, but also Kharia/Austro-Asiatic), Japanese, Arabic, English, German, Modern Greek, and several modern Romance varieties (Catalan, Romanian, and especially southern Italian dialects) as well as Vedic Sanskrit and Ancient Greek.

About the Author


Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Ph.D. (2000), University of Maryland at College Park, is Professor of Biolinguistics at the University of Cyprus and the Director of the CAT Lab. He has published widely and is founding editor of the open-access journal Biolinguistics. Akemi Matsuya, Ph.D. (2000), University of Maryland at College Park, is Professor of Linguistics at Takachiho University. She has publications in formal and applied linguistics and is one of the editors of Linguistic Journal. Eva-Maria Remberger, Ph.D. (2003), Free University Berlin, is Professor of Romance Linguistics at the University of Vienna in Austria. Her research and publications concern grammar theoretical questions as they arise from Romance data in a comparative synchronic and diachronic view.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004428232
ISBN-10: 9004428232
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: February 4th, 2021
Pages: 454
Language: English
Series: Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory