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Author Schäfer, Florian.

Title The syntax of (anti- )causatives : external arguments in change-of-state contexts / Florian Schäfer
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 126
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 126
Contents The Syntax of (Anti- )Causatives; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. The morphological patterns of anticausatives and their interpretation; Chapter 2. The dative causer construction; Chapter 3. Datives and changes of state; Chapter 4. The causative alternation; Chapter 5. The syntax of marked anticausatives: Part I; Chapter 6. Generic middles; Chapter 7. The syntax of marked anticausatives: Part II; References; Index of names; Index of subjects; The series Linguistik Aktuell
Summary This book develops an approach to the causative alternation that assumes syntactic event decomposition and a configurational theta theory. It is couched within the framework of the Minimalist Program and, especially, within Distributed Morphology. Central to the work is the syntax and semantics of canonical external arguments of causative verbs as well as of oblique causers and causative PPs in the context of anticausative verbs in different languages such as Germanic, Romance, Balkan, and Caucasian languages. The book also develops a new account of the origin and nature of the morphological m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-316) and indexes
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Subject Causative (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128210571X
9027290709 (electronic bk.)
9789027290700 (electronic bk.)