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Agentive and Patientive Verb Bases in North Alaskan I�Upiaq Eskimo

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ISBN-10: 3836495430

ISBN-13: 9783836495431

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tadataka Nagai

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Many languages have two types of verbs that can be used either intransitively or transitively: for one type of such verbs, the intransitive subject corresponds with the transitive subject, as in English 'he is eating' and 'he is eating lunch', whereas for the other, the intransitive subject corresponds with the transitive object, as in English 'the stick broke' and 'he broke the stick.' North Alaskan Inupiaq Eskimo is one such language, where these two types of verbs are called agentive and patientive verb bases, and this book is an investigation of these verb bases in this language. After providing a grammatical sketch of this language, this book addresses the following issues: - How is it…    
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: AV Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English