S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 20 Number 1/4 (1984)
Possessum, Transitivity, and Ergativity in Yupik Eskimo
- Koo, John H.
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.20 No.1, pp. 69-79
- In Eskimo the absolutive (or nominative) marks both the subject of an intransitive sentence and the direct object of a transitive sentence, whereas the ergative (or relative) marks the subject of a transitive sentence. The opposition ergative (ERG) vs. absolutive (ABS) is shown by an overt case ending for the ergative and no overt case ending for the absolutive.