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The Semiotic Theory of Ergativity and Markedness

  • Sebastian Shaumyan


The theories of ergativity now prevailing claim that the syntactic organization of ergative constructions in ergative languages follows the pattern of accusative constructions in accusative languages.


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  • Sebastian Shaumyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA

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