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Transitivity in Natural Syntax: Accusative Languages
Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics
The framework of this paper is Natural Syntax initiated by the author in the tradition of (morphological) naturalness as established by †Willi Mayerthaler and Wolfgang U. Dressler. Natural Syntax is a developing deductive theory. The naturalness judgements are couched in naturalness scales, which follow from the basic parameters (or "axioms") listed at the beginning of the paper. The predictions of the theory are calculated in what are known as deductions, the chief components of each being adoi:10.2478/v10010-009-0023-5 fatcat:qr262tgwuvanjjdbwyb5y7hpw4