The Grammar of Perspective: The Sumerian Conjugation Prefixes as a System of Voice (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Grammar of Perspective Taking a functional-typological approach, this work argues that the Sumerian conjugation prefixes, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice. These prefixes are, in turn, represented by heavy and light markers that differ with respect to focus and emphasis.
- Published: 30 September 2008
- Format: Hardback 348 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004148048 ISBN 10: 9004148043
- Sales rank: 1,790,342
Full description for The Grammar of Perspective
The so-called Sumerian conjugation prefixes are the most poorly understood and perplexing elements of Sumerian verbal morphology. Approaching the problem from a functional-typological perspective and basing the analysis upon semantics, Professor Woods argues that these elements, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice.