Differential agent marking in Hinuq

Faculty/Professorship: General Linguistics  
Author(s): Forker, Diana
Title of the compilation: Argument structure in flux. The Naples-Capri papers
Editors: Barðdal, Johanna; Cennamo, Michela; van Gelderen, Elly
Publisher Information: Amsterdam : John Benjamins
Year of publication: 2013
Pages: 33-52
ISBN: 978-90-272-0598-8
Series ; Volume: Studies in Language Companion Series
Language(s): English
Hinuq, a Nakh-Daghestanian language, has four non-canonical agent constructions: the potential, the involuntary agent, the exterior force and the causative construction. The non-canonical agents in these constructions lack various agentive properties such as volition, sentience or perception, depending on the construction in question. They are always marked with one and the same spatial case, the AT-Essive. This paper compares semantic and syntactic properties of non-canonical agents with their canonical counterparts and tries to provide a unified analysis of all four types of non-canonical agents.
Keywords: differential agent marking, agentivity, non-canonical agent, causative constructions, Nakh-Daghestanian
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/1784
Year of publication: 1. July 2013