It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation
This volume presents fifteen original papers dealing with various aspects of causative constructions ranging from morphology to semantics with emphasis on language data from Central and South America. Informed by a better understanding of how different constructions are positioned both synchronically (e.g., on a semantic map) and diachronically (e.g., through grammaticalization processes), the volume affords a comprehensive up-to-date perspective on the perennial issues in the grammar of causation such as the distribution of competing causative morphemes, the meaning distinctions among them, and the overall form-meaning correlation. Morphosyntactic interactions of causatives with other phenomena such as incorporation and applicativization receive focused attention as such basic issues as the semantic distinction between direct and indirect causation and the typology of causative constructions.
Table of Contents
Preface ix Appreciation Philip W. Davis xi Abbreviations xiii Introduction: Some basic issues in the grammar of causation Masayoshi Shibatani 1 Cooperation and interpersonal manipulation in the society of intimates T. Givón and Phil Young 23 Verbs of interpersonal causality and the folk theory of mind and behavior Bertram F. Malle 57 The causative continuum Masayoshi Shibatani and Prashant Pardeshi 85 Causation, constructions, and language ecology: An example from French Michel Achard 127 Tarascan causatives and event complexity Ricardo Maldonado and E. Fernando Nava 157 Some constraints on Cora causative constructions Verónica Vázquez Soto 197 Olutec causatives and applicatives Roberto Zavala 245 On some causative doublets in Classical Nahuatl Michel Launey 301 The notion of transfer in Sikuani causatives Francisco ueixalós 319 Causative constructions in Akawaio Anatol Stefanowitsch 341 Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru) David W. Fleck 373 Causativization and transitivity in Shipibo-Konibo Pilar M. Valenzuela 417 Causatives in Asheninka: The case for a sociative source David Payne 485 Guaraní causative constructions Maura Velázquez-Castillo 507 Index 535