Macroscopic and microscopic typology: Basic Valence Orientation, more pertinacious than meets the naked eye

Abstract

Basic Valence Orientation has been suggested as a typological parameter by Nichols, Peterson, & Barnes (2004). Generalising over the entire lexicon, the idea is that languages can be distinguished as transitivising or detransitivising, depending on whether their verbs are basically intransitive or transitive and the opposite valency values require some… (More)

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