Edited by Eric J. Reuland, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Giorgos Spathas
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 108] 2007
► pp. 213–237
Look across: The paradigmatic axis and Bangla causatives
The standard notions of suppletion ansd blocking are tried against the data of Bangla causatives and found wanting. The framework of formalist generative grammar that uses these notions are tried against the surprising data of Bangla sarcastic causatives and found wanting. Remedies are suggested along substantivist lines but in a formalist implementation. Look Across, the new device proposed for this purpose, straddles the syntax-pragmatics boundary.