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Re: Antipassives

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, July 18, 2003, 15:43
BP Jonsson scripsit:

> >Randy LaPolla has argued convincingly (at least he convinced me :-) ) > >that in Chinese the whole concept of "S, A, and P" makes no sense, that > >Chinese is neither accusative nor ergative nor active, and that case roles > >are assigned on a purely pragmatic basis. > > Can you explain that in a little more detail, or give me the reference? . His page at is full of extremely interesting articles. -- I don't know half of you half as well John Cowan as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. --Bilbo