DIÁTESIS Y TIPOLOGÍA LINGÜÍSTICA: EL CASO DE LOS DIATETIZADORES ROMÁNICOS Cover Image

DIÁTESIS Y TIPOLOGÍA LINGÜÍSTICA: EL CASO DE LOS DIATETIZADORES ROMÁNICOS
DIÁTESIS Y TIPOLOGÍA LINGÜÍSTICA: EL CASO DE LOS DIATETIZADORES ROMÁNICOS

Author(s): Andreu Bauçà i Sastre
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: diathesis; diathesizer; semantic; syntactic; marked; unmarked; active; non-active; affected subject; passive; middle; ergative; impersonal; syncretism; typological classification; Romania continua; convergence; language change; Sprachbund

Summary/Abstract: The diathesizer (DIAT) is a morpheme whose main function is the insertion of the verbal category of the diathesis. It represents a valid, and up to now almost unexplored, criterion for the typological classification of languages. The present article is a particular instance of application to the Romance case: On the basis of the language "convergence" among the different varieties, it proposes an alternative typology; apart from improving our knowledge about the concept of diathesis, it sets the path for more general conclusions regarding the nature of languages, their evolution and change.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-21
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Spanish