Grammatical Roles And Relations by Frank Robert PalmerGrammatical Roles And Relations by Frank Robert Palmer

Grammatical Roles And Relations

byFrank Robert Palmer

Paperback | February 25, 1994

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Frank Palmer's new book is a typological survey of grammatical roles, such as Agent, Patient, and Beneficiary, as well as grammatical relations, such as Subject, (Direct) Object and Indirect Object, which are familiar concepts in traditional grammars. A great wealth of examples is used to show that the grammatical systems of the familiar European languages are far from typical of many of the world's languages. Grammatical Roles and Relations will be welcomed by all those interested in language typology.
Title:Grammatical Roles And RelationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 25, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521458366

ISBN - 13:9780521458368

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Roles and relations; 3. Accusative, ergative and agentive systems; 4. Syntactic relations; 5. Passive; 6. Passive: related and problematic issues; 7. Antipassive; 8. Topic and inverse systems; 9. Causatives; Glossary of terms; References and citations index; Language index; General index.

Editorial Reviews

'A valuable source of information and examples...amply illustrated with examples of languages ... a comprehensive and systematic presentation'. International Review of Applied Linguistics