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LINGUIST List 19.2279

Thu Jul 17 2008

Books: Syntax/Morphology/Linguistic Theories: Schäfer

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Syntax of (Anti-)Causatives: Schäfer


Message 1: The Syntax of (Anti-)Causatives: Schäfer
Date: 15-Jul-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Syntax of (Anti-)Causatives: Schäfer
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Title: The Syntax of (Anti-)Causatives
Subtitle: External arguments in change-of-state contexts
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 126
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20126

Author: Florian Schäfer
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255099 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255099 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 180.00
Abstract:

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 marking which is often found on anticausatives across
languages. The main claim is that this morphology is a reflex of a
syntactic way to prohibit the assignment of the external theta role.
Moreover, the book develops an account about the origin of the implicit
agent in generic middles which often bear the same morphology as marked
anticausatives.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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