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What is antipassive voice?

 

Definition
 

Antipassive voice is a voice in an ergative-absolutive language in which

 
Discussion
 

Antipassive is a kind of valency decreasing operation that results in a very intransitive-like verb. The verb takes on the formal characteristics of intransitive verbs in that language.

Generic
  Antipassive voice is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Givón 1984 108, 161, 417

 

Payne, T. 1997a 219


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