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dc.contributor.authorNoorlander, Paul M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T11:55:47Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T11:55:47Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211006_9789004448186_15
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50783
dc.description.abstractThe alignment splits in the Neo-Aramaic languages display a considerable degree of diversity, especially in terms of agreement. While earlier studies have generally oversimplified the actual state of affairs, Paul M. Noorlander offers a meticulous and clear account of nearly all microvariation documented so far, addressing all relevant morphosyntactic phenomena. By means of fully glossed and translated examples, the author shows that this vast variation in morphological alignment, including ergativity, is unexpected from a functional typological perspective. He argues the alignment splits are rather the outcome of several construction-specific processes such as internal system harmonization and grammaticalization, as well as language contact.. Readership: All interested in linguistics, especially language typology, syntax and morphology, and contact between languages of the Middle East, particularly Aramaic-Iranian. Examples are fully glossed and translated.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology
dc.subject.otherAncient Near East and Egypt
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.subject.otherLanguages and Linguistics
dc.subject.otherLanguage Endangerment & Language Policy
dc.subject.otherMorphology & Syntax
dc.subject.otherAfro-Asiatic Languages
dc.subject.otherMiddle East and Islamic Studies
dc.titleErgativity and Other Alignment Types in Neo-Aramaic
dc.title.alternativeInvestigating Morphosyntactic Microvariation
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1163/9789004448186
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025
oapen.relation.isbn9789004448186
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintBrill
oapen.series.number103
oapen.pages456


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