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Author Woods, Christopher, 1968-

Title The grammar of perspective : the Sumerian conjugation prefixes as a system of voice / by Christopher Woods
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 348 pages) : illustrations
Series Cuneiform monographs, 0929-0052 ; v. 32
Cuneiform monographs ; 32
Contents Preface; List of Figures; List of Tables; Abbreviations -- Linguistic Terms; Abbreviations -- Texts Cited; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two Linguistic Background -- Voice and Related Notions; Chapter Three mu-; Chapter Four imma-; Chapter Five ba-; Conclusion; Bibliography; Text Index; Verb Index
Summary Taking a functional-typological approach, this work argues that the Sumerian conjugation prefixes, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice. These prefixes are, in turn, represented by heavy and light markers that differ with respect to focus and emphasis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-330) and indexes
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Subject Sumerian language -- Affixes.
Sumerian language -- Morphology.
Sumerian language -- Voice.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008005722
ISBN 9047442083 (electronic bk.)
9789047442080 (electronic bk.)