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dc.contributor.authorBeck, David
dc.date.accessioned2005-04-20T15:34:35Z
dc.date.available2005-04-20T15:34:35Z
dc.date.issued1997-01-01
dc.identifier.issn1043-3805
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/333
dc.description.abstractThe Bella Coola suffix -m has been analyzed in the literature as two or even three separate morphemes, based on the variable effects it has on the transitivity of its base. In this paper, I argue for -m as a single morpheme with a unified meaning-specifically, as a marker of a special case of Kemmer’s (1993) definition of the middle voice which I will refer to as the "non-unitariness" of event-participants. The cross-linguistically unusual "transitivizing" uses of -m are shown to fall out from the presence of a second, individuable entity in a semantically typical middle clause, independent of the application of the middle-marker itself.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas. Linguistics Graduate Student Association
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKansas Working Papers in Linguistics;
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dc.subjectBella Coola language-- Suffixes and prefixes
dc.subjectBella Cool language-- Transitivity
dc.subjectBella Coola language-- Morphology
dc.titleUnitariness and Partial Identification in the Bella Coola Middle Voice
dc.typeWorking Paper
kusw.oastatusna
dc.identifier.doi10.17161/KWPL.1808.333
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