Katarzyna Janic

List of John Benjamins publications for which Katarzyna Janic plays a role.


Antipassive: Typology, diachrony, and related constructions

Edited by Katarzyna Janic and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich

[Typological Studies in Language, 130] 2021. vii, 645 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Janic, Katarzyna 2021 Chapter 8. Variation in the verbal marking of antipassive constructionsAntipassive: Typology, diachrony, and related constructions, Janic, Katarzyna and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (eds.), pp. 249–292 | Chapter
The coding of antipassive constructions displays crosslinguistically irregular though noteworthy patterns. It commonly involves a phonologically overt form, labeled here antipassivizer. However, this segmental coding is not the only way to signal an antipassive meaning. In some languages,… read more
Janic, Katarzyna and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich 2021 Chapter 1. The multifaceted nature of the antipassive constructionAntipassive: Typology, diachrony, and related constructions, Janic, Katarzyna and Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (eds.), pp. 1–40 | Chapter
The present chapter opens the volume by proving an overview of the antipassive construction from the typological perspective. After setting the scene by introducing the major theoretical concepts used in this volume, we consider various aspects of the formal and functional variation of the… read more
Janic, Katarzyna and Charlotte Hemmings 2021 Alignment shift as functional markedness reversalJournal of Historical Linguistics 11:2, pp. 299–341 | Article
In this paper, we propose treating alignment shift as a process of functional markedness reversal in the domain of semantically transitive constructions. We illustrate how this approach allows us to capture similarities between the alignment shifts in Eskimo-Aleut and Western Austronesian… read more
Seržant, Ilja A., Katarzyna Janic, Darja Dermaku and Oneg Ben Dror 2021 Typology of coding patterns and frequency effects of antipassivesStudies in Language 45:4, pp. 968–1023 | Article
Frequency asymmetries within a minimal grammatical domain create offline associations that languages tend to exploit for a more efficient encoding. We explore cross-linguistic coding patterns of antipassives. We first argue that antipassive markers tend to have properties of derivational markers. read more
Janic, Katarzyna 2013 The Slavonic Languages and the Development of the Antipassive MarkerCurrent Studies in Slavic Linguistics, Kor Chahine, Irina (ed.), pp. 61–74 | Article
This article deals with the development of dedicated antipassive markers in a crosslinguistic perspective, with a special attention given to Slavonic languages. Initially, this marker was associated exclusively with ergative languages in which it was treated as a valence reducing operator. Attached… read more