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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Causatives and Transitivity
Edited By: Bernard Comrie
Maria Polinsky

Includes 18 typological studies of causative and related constructions (transitivity, voice, other expressions of cause) inspired by the pioneering work of the Leningrad typology Group. The volume is based on the concept of causative constructions as embracing both morphology and syntax, with an important semantic component as well. The papers deal with general problems related to causatives and also offer detailed treatment of individual languages (Russian, English, Aleut, Even etc.) Contributors: L. H. Babby, C. V. Chvany, B. Comrie, E. V. Golovko, M. Haspelmath, A. A. Kibrik, M. Koptjevskaja-Tamm, I. Kozinsky, L. I. Kulikov, A. L. Malchukov, E. S. Maslova, I. A. Mel'cuk, J. C. Moreno, I.A. Muravyova, J. Nichols, V. A. Plungian, V. I. Podlessskaya, M. Polinsky, N. R. Sumbatova.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Aleut
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193750
ISBN-13: 9781556193750
Pages: 399
Prices: U.S. $ 169
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027230269
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