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What is a passive? The case of Finnish

Manninen, Satu LU and Nelson, Diane (2004) In Studia Linguistica 58(3). p.212-251
Abstract
Several previous authors have argued that Finnish lacks a true passive construction, and relabel the form ''indefinite,''''impersonal'' or ''suppressive'.' In this paper, we first devise a set of criteria for passives cross-linguistically; we then present syntactic and morphological evidence to show that the Finnish construction displays all the key features we would expect from a passive.
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Studia Linguistica
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58
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212 - 251
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9582
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10.1111/j.0039-3193.2004.00115.x
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English
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  author       = {Manninen, Satu and Nelson, Diane},
  issn         = {1467-9582},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {212--251},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Studia Linguistica},
  title        = {What is a passive? The case of Finnish},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0039-3193.2004.00115.x},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2004},
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