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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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.