Even if there's just one ergative language in Europe (Basque), might be one-quarter of the world's languages convey ergative homes. R.M.W. Dixon right here offers an entire survey of a few of the varieties of ergativity, the methods they interrelate, their semantic bases and their position within the association of discourse. complete, transparent, insightful, and illustrated by way of facts from a large choice of the world's languages, Ergativity could be the typical aspect of reference for all these drawn to the subject.

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