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Passives, middles, and different voice phenomena are concerns on the center of recent linguistic examine. This quantity brings jointly diversified views on voice varied theoretical viewpoints, varied languages, and other kinds of voice phenomena. The 11 articles every one make a important contribution to the continuing dialogue, delivering new info, new analyses, and bringing new mild to long-standing matters. together, they current a multi-faceted and but coherent photo of the themes to hand.

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22 (1441-1478) Elisabet Engdahl relative clause. Nevertheless, the speaker may not convey information concerning the attitudes of the postverbal subjects. (42) a. Det arbetar två lärare från Finland (*motvilligt) på min it work two teachers from Finland (reluctantly) on my institution. ” b. Det arbetar en lärare som är från Finland (*motvilligt) på min it work a teacher that is from Finland (reluctantly) on my institution. ” It is the presence of a subject oriented adverb that makes these sentences ungrammatical and judgments are quite clear.

The positive imperative in (24b) is stranger, as is to be expected, since the addressee presumably cannot control when the robbers in Chicago are likely to strike. Positive bli-imperatives with expressed agents can be found in advertis. ’. In an absolute construction the verb is in the s-form but still active, with a dispositional meaning. Subjects of absolute constructions are agentive and objects are omitted. (i) is a typical example. ” See also Solstad & Lyngfelt (this volume). 14 (945-1004) Elisabet Engdahl ing as in (25) from SAG (4:390).

A Comparative Linguistic Analysis. London: Croom Helm. Sundman, Marketta (1983). Control, subject, and voice in Swedish. In F. ), Papers from the Seventh Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics (pp. 101–112). Dept. of General Linguistics, University of Helsinki. Teleman, Ulf, Staffan Hellberg, & Erik Andersson (1999). Svenska Akademiens Grammatik (SAG). Stockholm: Norstedts. Thorell, Olof (1973). Svensk grammatik (Swedish grammar). Stockholm: Scandinavian University Books. Western, August (1921).

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