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The Verb & Its Arguments: Alignment (Lesson 4 of 4)

This free online course helps language learners mature their understanding of the function of verbs in grammar. In this fourth lesson, you will learn how languages fill agent, patient and experiencer with nouns of different cases. This results in distinct morphosyntactic alignments in an ergative-absolutive language like Basque versus a nominative-accusative language like Catalan. Visit the intro to morphosyntax lessons page for explanations, examples & exercises: http://www.nativlang.com/linguistics/grammar-morphosyntax-lessons.php
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