VIDAL Alejandra Silvia
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Affectedness and viewpoint in Pilagá: a semantically aligned case marking system?.
The typology of active-inactive alignment.
Oxford University Press
Lugar: Oxford; Año: 2007; p. 412 - 430
The purpose of this paper is to present the analysis of a semantically aligned system that shares some characteristics with both agentive/patientive case marking and active versus middle voice systems. However, as it happens with other agentive systems, for many verbs the assignment of a particular stem to a prefix seems to be lexicalized. This phenomenon was discussed by Mithun (1991) for North American languages and also for Guaraní. Moreover, Pilagá case marking exhibits a number of oddities, like the encoding of trajectory, which are discussed in with a view to a typological comparison with other systems described in the literature.