Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online

Get access

Antipassive
(3,972 words)

Antipassive constructions are derived intransitive constructions based on transitive verbs in which the patientive argument is demoted to an oblique position or left unexpressed. There are no dedicated antipassive markers in Slavic, but several subtypes of reflexive verbs meet the definition of a…

Cite this page
Say, Sergey, “Antipassive”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032103>
First published online: 2020



▲   Back to top   ▲