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Thu Oct 25 2001

Books: Language Typology

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  1. 890003149593, Language Typology: Toward a Typology of Causative Constructions.

Message 1: Language Typology: Toward a Typology of Causative Constructions.

Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 00:42:33 +0200
From: 890003149593 <>
Subject: Language Typology: Toward a Typology of Causative Constructions.

Toward a Typology of Causative Constructions

This study provides cross-linguistic data to substantiate the typology
of causative contructions on the basis of which a diachronic model of
causative affixes has been proposed in Song [Lingua 82:151-200(1990)].
Three types of causative contructions are identified and exemplified:
the compact type, the AND type and the PURP type. The study closes
with a diachronic question whether the semantic neutralization of the
purpose markers occurs initially in causatives.

[reprinted from Languages of the World n�5/1992].

ISBN 3 89586 910 4. 
Languages of the World 23. 37pp. 
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