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The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity,9780198739371

The Oxford Handbook of Ergativity

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/15/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Jessica Coon is Associate Professor of Linguistics at McGill University. She finished her PhD at MIT in 2010 and then spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Jessica has worked on topics including ergativity, split ergativity, verb-initial word order, and agreement, with a special focus on Mayan languages. Her book Aspects of Split Ergativity was published by OUP in 2013.

Diane Massam (Ph.D. MIT 1985) is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto, where she has also served as Chair. Her research areas are argument structure, case, predication, and word order, with a focus on the Niue language (Polynesian), and an interest in register variation in English. She has edited volumes on Austronesian syntax, ergativity, and the count-mass distinction, including Count and Mass Across Languages (OUP 2012).

Lisa deMena Travis received her PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1984, writing her thesis on the parameters of word order variation. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University. Her current research focuses mainly on phrase structure, head movement, language typology, and Austronesian languages (in particular, Malagasy), and the interface between syntax and phonology. Her book Inner Aspect: The Articulation of VP was published by Springer in 2010.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction, Jessica Coon, Diane Massam, and Lisa deMena Travis
PART I: ACCOUNTING FOR ERGATIVITY
Representing Ergativity
2. Ergativity in discourse and grammar, John W. Du Bois
3. Parameterizing ergativity: An inherent case approach, Michelle Sheehan
4. Accusative and ergative in Hindi, Anoop Mahajan
The Nature of Ergative Case
5. On inherent and dependent theories of ergative case, Mark C. Baker and Jonathan David Bobalijk
6. The locus of ergative case, Julie Anne Legate
7. Ergative need not split: An exploration into the TotalErg hypothesis, Itziar Laka
8. The structural source of split ergativity and ergative case in Georgian, Lea Nash
PART II: CHARACTERISTICS AND EXTENSIONS
Characteristics
9. Split ergativity in syntax and at morphological spellout, Ellen Woolford
10. Split ergativity is not about ergativity, Jessica Coon and Omer Preminger
11. Ergativity and differential case marking, Andrej Malchukov
12. Three-way systems do not exist, Gereon Muller and Daniela Thomas
13. Antipassive, Maria Polinsky
14. Remarks on the relation between case-alignment and constituent order, Knut Tarald Taraldsen
Extensions
15. Ergativity in nominalization, Artemis Alexiadou
16. Ergativity and Austronesian-type voice systems, Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine, Theodore Levin, and Coppe van Urk
17. On the morphosyntactic reflexes of the information structure in the ergative patterning of the Inuit language, Alana Johns and Ivona Kucerova
18. Ergative constellations in the structure of speech acts, Martina Wiltschko
PART III: APPROACHES TO ERGATIVITY
DIACHRONIC
19. Grammaticalization of ergative case marking, William McGregor
20. Deconstructing Iranian ergativity, Geoffrey Haig
21. Intransitivity and the development of ergative alignment, Edith Aldridge
22. Developments into and out of ergativity: Indo-Aryan diachrony, Miriam Butt and Ashwini Deo
23. Ergativity and language change in Austronesian languages, Ritsuko Kikusawa
24. Lexical category and alignment in Austronesian, Daniel Kaufman
Acquisition
25. The acquisition of ergativity: An overview, Edith Bavin
26. The role of defaults in the acquisition of Basque ergative and dative morphology, Jennifer Austin
27. A comparative study of the acquisition of nominative and ergative alignment in European and Mayan languages, Clifton Pye and Barbara Pfeiler
Experimental
28. Processing ergativity: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence, Adam Zawiszewski
29. Experimental approaches to ergative languages, Nicholas Longenbaugh and Maria Polinsky
PART IV: CASE STUDIES
30. Correlates of ergativity in Mayan, Judith Aissen
31. Ergative case in Burushaski: A dependent case analysis, Mark C. Baker
32. Ergativity in Basque, Ane Berro and Ricardo Etxepare
33. Hindi/Urdu and related languages, Miriam Butt
34. Ergativity in Inuktitut, Richard Compton
35. Ergativity in Nakh-Dagestanian, Diana Forker
36. Ergativity in Neo-Aramaic, Geoffrey Khan
37. Ergativity in Africa, Christa Konig
38. Ergativity in Tibeto-Burman, Shobhana Chelliah
39. The ergative in Warlpiri: A case study, Mary Laughren
40. Ergative-absolutive patterns in Tongan: An overview, Yuko Otsuka
41. Ergativity across Tsimshianic, Tyler Peterson
42. What being a syntactically ergative language means for Katukina-Kanamari, Francesc Queixalos
43. Ergativity in Je languages, Andres Salanova
44. Interaction of ergativity and information structure in Jaminjung (Australia), Eva Schultze-Berndt
45. Alignment and orientation in Kartvelian (South Caucasian), Kevin Tuite

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