- The Discourse Basis of Ergativity
- John W. Du Bois
- Language, Vol. 63, No. 4 (Dec., 1987), pp. 805-855
- Subjects: Linguistics, American Indian Studies
- Key terms: lexical, clause, discourse, grammatical, intransitive, transitive, argument, ergative, ergativity, mention, constraint, absolutive, speaker, information, oblique, referent, intonation, chafe, semantic, pattern, syntactic, affix, grammar, pragmatic, corpus
- CiteRank: 0.9322
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