Causatives and Causation: A Universal -typological perspective

Forsideomslag
Routledge, 11. jun. 2014 - 312 sider
Causatives and Causation is the first comprehensive study of causative constructions found in the world's languages. This important new research, based on a data base of more than 600 languages, not only investigates fully the richness and variety of causative types, but also presents an alternative perspective to the traditional typological approach. The new typology enables a better understanding of how the human mind cognizes causation and how this is reflected in language. Causatives and Causation is also an important attempt to integrate language typology with diachrony by constructing a diachronic model of causative affixes on the basis of this new typology. Drawing on the theoretical insight of Role and Reference Grammar, this book provides a case study of the causative constructions in Korean, providing additional support for both the proposed new typology and the diachronic model. It also examines the pragmatic foundations of causatives, an important but previously unexplored area of study.



 

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Indhold

1 Preamble
1
2 A typology of causative constructions
17
3 The evolution of causative affixes
73
a PURPtype language
110
5 The functional basis of the typology
133
an alternative interpretation
159
7 Finale
186
Data base
188
Bibliography
208
Author Index
283
Language Index
287
Subject Index
289
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Jae Jung Song

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