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In this coherent historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230553453
ISBN-10: 0230553451
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Junichi Toyota

JUNICHI TOYOTA is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lund, Sweden. His research interests cover a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and cognitive science. His publications are mainly focused on historical linguistics and cognitive linguistics, but also deal with evolution of human linguistic ability.