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ERIC Number: EJ591422
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Agent Focus and Inverse in Tzotzil.
Aissen, Judith
Language, v75 n3 p451-85 Sep 1999
Suggests that agent-focus verbs in Tzotzil are inverse, in the sense of Algonquian linguistics, and that their distribution is determined by the relative obviation status of agent and patient. Evidence for the analysis comes from syntactic constraints on agent-focus verbs and on their use in discourse. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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