By Benjamin Lyngfelt, Torgrim Solstad
Passives, middles, and different voice phenomena are concerns on the center of contemporary linguistic learn. This quantity brings jointly assorted views on voice diversified theoretical viewpoints, various languages, and other kinds of voice phenomena. The 11 articles each one make a helpful contribution to the continued dialogue, providing new information, 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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35) a. Det dricks mycket öl (*av studenterna). ” b. Det dricks mycket öl bland studenterna. ” In impersonal passives the agent may not be expressed in an av-phrase in the core clause. 18 (34a) cannot be used to describe a situation where for instance a lot of birds were singing in the barns. 19 As far as I am aware, this construction is only used with verbs that denote events that can be perceived through the senses. The source of the perception may be indirectly expressed as a circumstantial adverbial.
Linking and optimality in the Norwegian presentational focus construction. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 22, 205–229. Lødrup, Helge (2000). Exceptions to the Norwegian passive: Unaccusativity, aspect and thematic roles. Norsk Lingvistisk Tidskrift, 18, 37–54. Mikkelsen, Kristian (1975 ). Dansk ordføjningslære (Danish syntax). København: Hans Reitzells forlag. Øvrelid, Lilja (2003). Subject or Object? Syntactic Disambiguation in Norwegian, Stochastic Optimality Theory and Application in an Automatic System.
Det är tänkt att de ska betala in hyran själva, men för säkerhets skull avdelas personal att gå med och se till att det blir gjort. ” The subject in (20a), säkerhetsrådet, is inanimate, but more importantly it denotes a group of representatives which are animate. Nouns that refer to organisations and institutions are often used metonymically for the people responsible. I think . The Norwegian examples came from the Oslo Bokmål corpus and the Swedish examples from the PAROLE corpus. . See Engdahl (2001) for a more detailed discussion of the types of verbs involved.
Demoting the Agent: Passive, middle and other voice phenomena (Linguistik Aktuell, V. 96) by Benjamin Lyngfelt, Torgrim Solstad