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Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Julie Anne Legate


Voice and v investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is distinct from, and higher than, vP. The book further claims that VoiceP may be associated with phi-features that semantically restrict the external argument position but do not saturate it. Through minor variations in the properties of VoiceP, a wide range of non-canonical voice constructions are explained, including: agent-agreeing passives, grammatical object passives, impersonals, object voice constru ... More

Keywords: Voice, Passive, Object voice, Causatives, Applicatives, Acehnese, Icelandic, Irish, Ukrainian, Indonesian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028141
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Anne Legate, author
University of Pennsylvania

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