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What is antipassive voice?



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


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.

  Antipassive voice is a kind of

Givón 1984 108, 161, 417


Payne, T. 1997a 219

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