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Re: Fifth morphosyntactic category?

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 7:57
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 00:30, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Can't remember what you call the ones that make no distinctions... > > Agent, Patient, Intransitive... > > A!=P!=I Tripartite > A=P!=I Monster Raving Loony > A!=P=I Ergative > A=I!=P Accusative > A=I=P ?
"The clairvoyant's option", at least according to (which is where I assume you got the label "Monster Raving Loony" from). I'm not sure what JBR's F) is called -- is that fluid-S? (Where a voluntary experiencer is treated like an agent, an involuntary one like a patient.) Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>