Rik De Busser

List of John Benjamins publications for which Rik De Busser plays a role.


Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Cognition and language | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


This book is an attempt to give an overview of how language interacts with its environment, or better, how actual linguistic structure is formed, changed and influenced by different aspects of the human environment. The focus is mainly on effects of the extra-linguistic environment on the actual… read more
De Busser, Rik 2011 Towards an analysis of argument alignment in Takivatan BununStudies in Transitivity: Insights from Language Documentation, Kratochvíl, František, Alexander R. Coupe and Randy J. LaPolla (eds.), pp. 523–555 | Article
This article describes the morphological and syntactic mechanisms that are involved in the overt and covert realisation of core arguments in Takivatan Bunun. It argues that the interactions between these mechanisms make it difficult to explain Takivatan predicate-argument structure in terms of… read more