01 October 2007 → 30 September 2011
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
- Language studies
- Literary studies
- Theory and methodology of linguistics
- Other languages and literary studies
ergativity linguistic typology syntax Indo-Aryan
This typological study of various Indo-Aryan languages comprises two objectives: i) to elucidate, by means of a synchronic comparison, the diachronic problem of the disappearance or degeneration of the ergative construction in split ergative languages ii) to offer an empirical grounding for a better understanding of the phenomenon of ergativity and to offer an attempt to a general definition of it.