Open Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 10 (October 2015)

ISSN Print: 2327-5952   ISSN Online: 2327-5960

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The Problems of Transitivity Studies and Its Solution

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.310023    3,444 Downloads   3,896 Views   Citations


Transitivity is an important grammatical issue and has been a hot topic in linguistic theories. It has been studied from different approaches. This paper aims to describe the main features and propositions about transitivity in the view of different theories. After pointing out the unsolved problems of traditional and typological views, the paper believes that cognitive approach to transitivity is promising.

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Wang, H. (2015) The Problems of Transitivity Studies and Its Solution. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 170-176. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.310023.

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