Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology (Typological Studies in Language 110)

Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology (Typological Studies in Language 110)

By: Natalie Operstein (editor), Aaron Huey Sonnenschein (editor)Hardback

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Zapotec languages present a wide range of lexical, morphological, phonological, and syntactic means of indicating valence changes. Despite their significant theoretical interest, detailed descriptions of valence-changing phenomena in Zapotec are rare, comparative studies are practically non-existent, and Zapotec contributions to the general typology of valence-changing phenomena still remain largely untapped. The present volume addresses this imbalance by being the first to explore Zapotec valence-changing constructions in depth, and to highlight their broad comparative, typological, and theoretical significance. This book contains both write-ups of contributions to the Special Session on Valence-Changing Devices in Zapotecan (annual meeting of SSILA, 2012) and specially commissioned chapters. It will be of interest to Zapotecanists, Otomangueanists, Mesoamericanists, typologists, morphologists, syntacticians, semanticians, and general linguists with an interest in valence-changing phenomena, and may also be used as supplementary reading in field methods and typology courses.


1. List of Contributors; 2. List of abbreviations and special symbols; 3. Chapter 1. Foreword: Rethinking perspectives in typology (by Kulikov, Leonid); 4. Chapter 2. Introduction: A closer look at Zapotec (by Operstein, Natalie); 5. Chapter 3. Valence-altering operations in zapotec (by Operstein, Natalie); 6. Chapter 4. Valence alternations in the Tlacolula Valley Zapotec lexicon (by Munro, Pamela); 7. Chapter 5. Valence-changing morphology in San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec (by Broadwell, George Aaron); 8. Chapter 6. Morphological valence-changing processes in Juchitan Zapotec (by Perez Baez, Gabriela); 9. Chapter 7. Valence-changing operations in Coatecas Altas Zapotec (by Benton, Joseph); 10. Chapter 8. Valency-changing devices in two Southern Zapotec languages (by Beam de Azcona, Rosemary); 11. Chapter 9. Valence-changing operations in Zaniza Zapotec (by Operstein, Natalie); 12. Chapter 10. Agency and verb valence in Lachixio Zapotec (by Sicoli, Mark A.); 13. Chapter 11. Changes in valence in San Andres Yaa Zapotec (by Galant, Michael); 14. Chapter 12. Causative morphology in Macuiltianguis Zapotec (by Foreman, John); 15. Chapter 13. Indirect object 'lowering' in San Bartolome Zoogocho Zapotec (by Sonnenschein, Aaron Huey); 16. Chapter 14. Zapotec reciprocals (by Munro, Pamela); 17. Chapter 15. Verb inflection and valence in Zapotec (by Operstein, Natalie); 18. Chapter 16. Valence change: General and Zapotec perspectives (by Kittila, Seppo)

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  • ISBN13: 9789027206916
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 385
  • ID: 9789027206916
  • weight: 790
  • ISBN10: 9027206910

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