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Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak

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Title:Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak
Authors:Schuelke, Peter
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Jul 2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Schuelke, Peter. 2019. Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 50(1).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:Symmetrical voice is a syntactic phenomenon in which a language has at least two default transitive patterns that are not derived from each other. Each transitive pattern represents a distinct voice which selects a particular core argument as the pivot. This paper proposes that subject and pivot are distinct categories which can be diagnosed by examining a series of properties involving subjects and pivots. Whereas the pivot is privileged for extraction through wh-fronting or relative clause gapping, the subject argument of a transitive construction can act as the antecedent for a reflexive pronoun and manifests wide scope with respect to variable binding. The distinct properties of subject and pivot are demonstrated in Ampenan Sasak, a symmetrical-voice Austronesian language spoken on Lombok, Indonesia.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73274
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2019
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2019


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