Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Oxford Latin SyntaxVolume 1: The Simple Clause$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Harm Pinkster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199283613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 June 2019

Active/passive, reflexivity, and intransitivization

Active/passive, reflexivity, and intransitivization

(p.230) Chapter 5 Active/passive, reflexivity, and intransitivization
The Oxford Latin Syntax

Harm Pinkster

Oxford University Press

In this chapter three uses of the verbs that are normally treated in different chapters are discussed together. It is shown that from a semantic point of view the passive, reflexive, and intransitive uses of verbs overlap. In the section on the passive a distinction is made between true passive, decausative and autocausative uses, which also applies to reflexive uses. A further distinction is made between agentful and agentless use of the passive. The degree to which these distinctions are relevant differs from text type to text type. Deponent verbs receive a separate discussion. The voice value of the gerund and the gerundive verb forms are also discussed.

Keywords:   active, passive, reflexive, intransitive, decausative, autocausative, deponent, gerund, gerundive, text type

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .