Impersonal Constructions
  • Author : Andre? L?vovich Mal?chukov
  • Release Date : 27 June 2022
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 641
  • ISBN 13 : 9789027205919

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Book Description: Features the contributions that deal with various types of impersonality, namely constructions featuring nonagentive subjects, including those with experiential predicates, presentational constructions with a notional subject deficient in topicality, and constructions with a notional subject lacking in referential properties.

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