Focus Antipassive Voice ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/FocusAntipassiveVoice


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Voice Property
                              |_ Focus Antipassive Voice


Definition:

Blocks the P or logical object (basic absolutive) nominal from being assigned Focus salience. Topic salience is available for assignment to various arguments, including the P, but Focus salience is always assigned to A, and is therefore inaccessible to P or any other nominal. [Klaiman 1991: 236]


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: kek Example in K'ekchi
2009-06-04 13:28:07
lituminla?inx-in-q'eu-o-ca?cu-er-e
themoney.TOP1.FOCtense-3.SG.ABS-give-ANTIP-aspect2.SG.ABS-DAT.RN3.SG.ERG-DAT.RN
The money, I was the one who gave it to you.

References:
Klaiman (1991:236) from Berinstein (1985:236)

Language Code: tzj Example in Tzutujil
2010-07-09 13:46:07
Ininxinch’eyowijaraachi
IB1-hit-foctheman
‘I was the one who hit the man.’ (B1 = Absolutive 1st Person Singular)

References:
Dayley 1985: 349


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