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The Vedic -ya-Presents: Passives and Intransitivity in Old Indo-Aryan (Hardback)

Leonid Kulikov

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2012
ISBN 10: 9042035226 / ISBN 13: 9789042035225
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Titre : The Vedic -ya-Presents: Passives and ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book is the first comprehensive study of the Vedic present formations with the suffix ya ( ya-presents for short), including both present passives with the accented suffix ya and non-passive -ya-presents with the accent on the root (class IV in the Indian tradition). It offers a complete survey of all ya-presents attested in the Vedic corpus. The main issue in the spotlight of this monograph is the relationship between form (accent placement, diathesis) and function (passive/non-passive) in the system of the -ya-presents - one of the most solidly attested present classes in Sanskrit. One of the aims of the present study is to corroborate the systematic correlation between accent placement and the passive/non-passive distinction: passives bear the accent on the suffix, while non-passives have the accent on the root. The book also focuses on the position of the passive within the system of voices and valency-changing categories in Old Indo-Aryan. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789042035225

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Synopsis : This book is the first comprehensive study of the Vedic present formations with the suffix ya (' ya-presents' for short), including both present passives with the accented suffix and non-passive - ya-presents with the accent on the root (class IV in the Indian tradition). It offers a complete survey of all ya-presents attested in the Vedic corpus. The main issue in the spotlight of this monograph is the relationship between form (accent placement, diathesis) and function (passive/non-passive) in the system of the - ya-presents - one of the most solidly attested present classes in Sanskrit. One of the aims of the present study is to corroborate the systematic correlation between accent placement and the passive/non-passive distinction: passives bear the accent on the suffix, while non-passives have the accent on the root. The book also focuses on the position of the passive within the system of voices and valency-changing categories in Old Indo-Aryan.

A propos de l'auteur: Leonid Kulikov (PhD, Leiden University) is an Assistant Professor at Ghent University. He has published widely on synchronic and diachronic typology (in particular, on the diachronic typology of labile verbs and valency-changing categories), on the Vedic verb system and syntax, and on Vedic philology, and has edited numerous volumes in the fields of linguistic typology and Indology. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Historical Linguistics. His current research focuses on the grammar of early Vedic, a translation of the Atharvaveda, and the diachronic typology of transitivity and voice.

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