Proto-Indo-European Ergativity… Still to be Discussed

  title={Proto-Indo-European Ergativity… Still to be Discussed},
  author={M. Bavant},
  • M. Bavant
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Proto-Indo-European Ergativity… Still to be Discussed Since Uhlenbeck's seminal article ("Agens und Patiens im Kasussystem der indogermanischen Sprachen", 1901) many scholars have accepted the hypothesis of an ergative case in Proto-Indo-European (PIE) given the light it could shed on obscure facts discovered by the comparatist school inside the IE family. The Soviet linguistic school has been particularly active on ergativity in relation with their interests for living languages of the… CONTINUE READING
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