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Review Of: Non-Canonical Marking Of Subjects And Objects, Edward J. Vajda Jun 2003

Review Of: Non-Canonical Marking Of Subjects And Objects, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This crosslinguistic study of patterns formed by exceptions to general typological rules governing the verb-external valence marking of grammatical terms investigates diverse languages-some familiar, others barely described in the literature at all. The results should be of interest to linguists of all theoretical persuasions as they impinge on our understanding of a core area of grammar.