Ambipersonalas – ar ši kategorija tinka ir baltų kalboms?
Ambipersonal: A Suitable Category for the Baltic Languages too?
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics, Pragmatics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: ambipersonal; passive; voice; Baltic languages; areal linguistics;
Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the realization of the ambipersonal using participle forms, traditionally called passive participles, in Lithuanian and – to a much lesser extent – Latvian. As different means can be used to express the category of the ambipersonal, we concentrate in this paperon constructions with passive participles as a mean of expressing the ambipersonal. This decision was made, as these constructions with neuter passive participles show a high degree of grammaticalisation.We further discuss the connection between the passive and the ambipersonal.
- Issue Year: 2011
- Issue No: 64-65
- Page Range: 106-119
- Page Count: 14
- Language: Lithuanian