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BP Jonsson scripsit:

> >Randy LaPolla has argued convincingly (at least he convinced me :-) )
> >that in Chinese the whole concept of "S, A, and P" makes no sense, that
> >Chinese is neither accusative nor ergative nor active, and that case roles
> >are assigned on a purely pragmatic basis.
>
> Can you explain that in a little more detail, or give me the reference?

http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~ctrandy/subjobj.pdf .  His page at
http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~ctrandy/ is full of extremely interesting
articles.

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