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

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dc.contributor.author Schuelke, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T01:59:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T01:59:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-01
dc.identifier.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).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73274
dc.description.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.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak
prism.volume 2019
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