Causatives and Transitivity
This volume brings together 18 typological studies of causative and related constructions (transitivity, voice, other expressions of cause) by 19 scholars from North America, Western Europe, and Russia. The inspirations for the volume is the pioneering work on causative constructions by the Leningrad Typology Group; several of the contributors have close connections to the charter members of that group, others have appreciated this work from a distance. The volume as a whole is based on the concept of causative constructions as embracing both morphology and syntax, with an important semantic component as well. In addition to general studies concerning the morpho syntactic and semantic typology and the history of causative constructions and relations to other phenomena, the following individual languages are treated in detail: Russian, English, Dutch, Svan, Even, Korean, Yukaghir, Alutor, Aleut, Haruai, Dogon, Athabaskan languages. The volume will be of interest to typologists, to other linguists interested in causative constructions and transitivity relations, and to all who are interested in the linguistic expression of causal relations.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 23] 1993. x, 399 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
The inflectional category of voice: towards a more rigorous definitionIgor Mel’čuk | p. 1
Transitivity increase in Athabaskan languagesAndrej A. Kibrik | p. 47
Transitive and causative in the Slavic lexicon: evidence from RussianJohanna Nichols | p. 69
More on the typology of inchoative/causative verb alternationsMartin Haspelmath | p. 87
The “second causative”: a typological sketchLeonid Kulikov | p. 121
“Make” and the semantic origins of causativity: a typological studyJuan C. Moreno Cabrera | p. 155
Causatives and causality: towards a semantic typology of causal relationsVera I. Podlesskaya | p. 165
Causee and patient in the causative of transitive: coding conflict or doubling of grammatical relations?Isaac Kozinsky and Maria Polinsky | p. 177
Bystander voice in English: a generalization masked in some versions of theta theoryCatherine V. Chvany | p. 241
Causative constructions in Svan: further evidence for role dominationNina R. Sumbatova | p. 253
The causative in YukaghirElena S. Maslova | p. 271
Alutor causatives, noun incorporation, and the Mirror PrincipleMaria Koptjevskaja-Tamm and Irina A. Muravyova | p. 287
Some remarks on causatives and transitivity in HaruaiBernard Comrie | p. 315
Through the looking-glass, and how causatives look thereLeonid Kulikov and Nina R. Sumbatova | p. 327
Hybrid causative constructions: benefactive causative and adversity passiveLeonard H. Babby | p. 343
Adversative constructions in Even in relation to passive and permissiveAndrej L. Malchukov | p. 369
On non-causative effects of causativity in AleutEvgeniy V. Golovko | p. 385
Three causatives in Dogon and the overlapping of causative and passive markersVladimir A. Plungian | p. 391
Index of languages | p. 397
Cited by 19 other publications
Arka, I Wayan & Nurenzia Yannuar
Aryawibawa, I Nyoman, Yana Qomariana, Ketut Artawa & Ben Ambridge
Bermejo, Víctor Lara
Duffley, Patrick J.
Estrada Fernández, Zarina
Huelva Unternbäumen, Enrique
Nichols, Johanna, David A. Peterson & Jonathan Barnes
Plank, Frans & Aditi Lahiri
Sarvasy, Hannah S.
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 30 september 2022. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.