For my thesis I would like to conduct a study on the cross-linguistic distribution of agent markers in passives. In English, this marker is usually realized by the preposition 'by', as in (including ...
I found a language of Celebes island in Indonesia, its name is Mongondow (mog). It has a Phillipine's Alignment morphosyntactic which it has combination of Accusative and Ergative languages. The word ...
The definition of markedness, says that unmarked terms are dominant over marked terms. In this context, is dominance assumed to stem from biological or cultural constraints (like some sounds are ...
Why do languages with extensive verb cross-referencing morphology require less overt marking for embedding than other languages do?
Conlanging is my hobby, and I would like to think more creatively about embedding. Since nature is always more inventive than any hobbyist can be, I've been reading about embedding in natural ...