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Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak
|Title:||Subject and Pivot in Symmetrical-Voice Languages: Evidence from Ampenan Sasak|
|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.|
|Rights:||Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License|
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