Causatives in Minimalism

| University of Sonora, México
ISBN 9789027255624 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027286598 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This monograph studies issues of current minimalist concern, such as whether differences in the expression of argument and syntactic structure can all be attributed to the parameterization of specific functional heads. In particular, this book studies in-depth the extent to which variation in the expression of causation, available both intra- and crosslinguistically, can be accounted for by appealing only to the microparameterization of the causative head, Cause, as previously argued for by linguists such as Pylkkänen. It concludes that the microparameterization of Cause may explain some major characteristics associated with causatives, but it cannot be regarded as the only explanation behind variation in these structures. The book includes relevant discussion on argument structure and looks in detail at languages, such as the Uto-Aztecan Hiaki, that have not received much attention before. It is mostly intended for an audience interested in theoretical approaches to argument structure and variation.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 179]  2011.  xx, 294 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and symbols
Contrasts in causatives
Theoretical framework
Exploring Root causatives
English causatives with make: The role of agreement in causatives
Productive causatives: Hiaki
Spanish productive causatives: Hacer
Spanish productive causatives: Hacer
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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