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

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
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Aleut
English
Even
Russian
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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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