Causation, Permission, and Transfer

Argument realisation in GET, TAKE, PUT, GIVE and LET verbs

| Institute of Technology, Blachardstown Dublin, Ireland
| Ghent University
| Microsoft European Headquarters, Dublin, Ireland
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This book offers a comprehensive investigative study of the argument realisation of the concepts of causative purpose, permit, let/allow and transfer in a broad cross-linguistic typologically diverse mix of languages with GIVE, GET, TAKE, PUT, and LET verbs. This volume stands as the first systematic exploration of these verbs and concepts as they occur in complex events and clauses. This book brings together scholars and researchers from a variety of functionally inspired theoretical backgrounds that have worked on these verbs within one language or from a cross-linguistic perspective. The objective is to understand the linguistic behaviour of the verbs and their inter-relationships within a contemporary cognitive-functional linguistic perspective. The languages represented include Irish, German, Slavic (West Slavic: Polish, Czech, Slovak and Sorbian and Western South Slavic: Slovenian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), Germanic, Romance, Gan Chinese Yichun dialect, Māori, Bohairic Coptic, Shaowu Chinese, Hebrew, English, Lithuanian, Estonian, the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, Italian, and Persian. Topics discussed include argument structure and the encoding of arguments under causation, permission and transferverbs, their lexical semantics and event structure.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 167]  2015.  vi, 499 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Brian Nolan, Elke Diederichsen and Gudrun Rawoens
Encoding transfer, let/allow and permission in Modern Irish: Interaction of causation, event chaining, argument realisation and syntactic variation
Brian Nolan
Degrees of causivity in German lassen causitive constructions
Elke Diederichsen
Grammaticalization of ‘give’ in Slavic between drift and contact: Causative, modal, imperative, existential, optative and volative constructions
Ruprecht von Waldenfels
‘Give’ and semantic maps
Jeremy Collins
How Europeans GIVE: A two-layered semantic typology based on two parallel corpora
Natalia Levshina
Ditransitive constructions in Gan Chinese: A case study of the Yichun dialect
XuPing Li
The argument realisation of give and take verbs in Māori
Aoife Finn
GIVE an its arguments in Bohairic Coptic
Ewa D. Zakrzewska
Giving is receiving: The polysemy of the GET/GIVE verb [tie53] in Shaowu
Sing Sing Ngai
Enabling and allowing in Hebrew: A usage-based construction grammar account
Elitzur Dattner
Low-level patterning of pronominal subjects and verb tenses in English
John Newman
The morphological, syntactic and semantic interface of the verb GIVE in Lithuanian
Jone Bruno
Rise and fall of the TAKE-future in written Estonian
Ilona Tragel, Külli Habicht and Piret Piiroja
Causation in the Australian dialects Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara
Conor Pyle
The fare causative derivation in Italian: A review
Alessio S. Frenda
Information-structural encoding of recipient in non-canonical alignments of Persian: A constructional account
Farhad Moezzipour
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Bouveret, Myriam
2021.  In Give Constructions across Languages [Constructional Approaches to Language, 29],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Nolan, Brian
2016. Dynamicity in the construal of complex events in Irish English and Modern Irish. English Text Construction 9:1  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo

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