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LINGUIST List 17.3449

Wed Nov 22 2006

Qs: SEE and CAUSE

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        1.    Jean-Charles Khalifa, SEE and CAUSE


Message 1: SEE and CAUSE
Date: 18-Nov-2006
From: Jean-Charles Khalifa <jckricky.univ-poitiers.fr>
Subject: SEE and CAUSE


Dear all,

Still working on the fuzzy boundary between causatives and perception
verbs, I have started looking at the English SEE-construction in examples
like :

She saw him to the door
They saw her home
I'll see you to the airport
See a book through

I was wondering

1) whether there has been any in-depth work at all, in any framework, on
such constructions
2) whether there were languages exhibiting such meanings with verbs
meaning SEE or any other perception verb.

Thanks in advance, I'll post a summary if need be.

Jean-Charles Khalifa
University of Poitiers, France

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

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