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Alignment and ergativity in New Indo-Aryan languages

Saartje Verbeke UGent (2013) Empirical approaches to language typology. 51.
abstract
The volume investigates the different alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan and shows that the variation of alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan goes beyond the opposition between accusativity and ergativity. The book includes a thorough discussion of the concepts and terminology relating to alignment patterns. The study draws extensively on new language data from Indo-Aryan. It includes discussions of examples taken from Hindi, Sanskrit, Apabhramsa, Asamiya, Bangla, Oriya, the Bihari languages, Nepali, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Siraiki, Poguli, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marwari, Harauti, the Hindi varieties, and Shina. The volume offers a comprehensive overview of various alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan based on a wide range of data. By focusing on lesser known Indo-Aryan languages, the study questions the central position of Hindi-Urdu in the research on ergativity. Each language is treated in its own right, with a focus on language-specific data and analyses, rather than relying on a notional format that starts with pre-established linguistic concepts. In accordance with this methodology, much attention is paid to "indirect" connections between ergative constructions and other syntactic and semantic patterns in the various languages.
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keyword
Indo-Ayran Languages, Ergativity, Case Theory, Language Typology
series title
Empirical approaches to language typology
EALT
volume
51
pages
XI, 320 pages
publisher
Mouton De Gruyter
place of publication
Berlin, Germany
ISBN
9783110292671
language
English
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yes
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B1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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c:vabb:353217
VABB type
VABB-2
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2135868
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2135868
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2012-06-07 12:41:25
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2017-01-02 09:55:04
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  author       = {Verbeke, Saartje},
  isbn         = {9783110292671},
  keyword      = {Indo-Ayran Languages,Ergativity,Case Theory,Language Typology},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {XI, 320},
  publisher    = {Mouton De Gruyter},
  series       = {Empirical approaches to language typology},
  title        = {Alignment and ergativity in New Indo-Aryan languages},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Verbeke, Saartje. 2013. Alignment and Ergativity in New Indo-Aryan Languages. Empirical Approaches to Language Typology. Vol. 51. Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter.
APA
Verbeke, Saartje. (2013). Alignment and ergativity in New Indo-Aryan languages. Empirical approaches to language typology (Vol. 51). Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter.
Vancouver
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Verbeke S. Alignment and ergativity in New Indo-Aryan languages. Empirical approaches to language typology. Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter; 2013.
MLA
Verbeke, Saartje. Alignment and Ergativity in New Indo-Aryan Languages. Vol. 51. Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter, 2013. Print.