From Pseudo-relatives to Causative Constructions

Scandinavian languages as a case study

ORCID logoMara Frascarelli | University of Roma Tre
Giorgia Di Lorenzo | Italian National Council for Research
ISBN 9789027212610 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027257314 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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This volume proposes a novel structural analysis for causative constructions, offering a solution for the long-standing mono/bi-clausal dualism. Causatives are claimed to instantiate a ‘complex object’ construction, insofar as the causee is not only the subject of the lexical verb, but also a participant that is related to the whole event. Furthermore, the analysis reveals that the realization of causatives implies a crucial interplay with the pseudo-relative construction, a much-debated structure as well. Data from Scandinavian languages are highlighted, through the results of an experimental test on the scope of negation and adverbs supporting the present analysis. The book offers a cross-linguistic perspective as it discusses the relevant constructions in languages including Italian, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 278] 2022.  vii, 133 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022033480 | Marc record