Voice (in grammar)

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(Grammatical) voice is an inflectional dimension of verbs which signals different ways of distributing the semantic roles over grammatical relations. The prototypical categories are active voice and passive voice, but a few others have been added more recently.

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References

  • Fox, Barbara & Hopper, Paul (eds.) 1994. Voice: Form and function. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Klaiman, M.H. 1991. Grammatical voice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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