The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation

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This volume presents fifteen original papers dealing with various aspects of causative constructions ranging from morphology to semantics with emphasis on language data from Central and South America. Informed by a better understanding of how different constructions are positioned both synchronically (e.g., on a semantic map) and diachronically (e.g., through grammaticalization processes), the volume affords a comprehensive up-to-date perspective on the perennial issues in the grammar of causation such as the distribution of competing causative morphemes, the meaning distinctions among them, and the overall form-meaning correlation. Morphosyntactic interactions of causatives with other phenomena such as incorporation and applicativization receive focused attention as such basic issues as the semantic distinction between direct and indirect causation and the typology of causative constructions.
[Typological Studies in Language, 48]  2002.  xviii, 551 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Philip W. Davis
Introduction: Some basic issues in the grammar of causation
Masayoshi Shibatani
Cooperation and interpersonal manipulation in the society of intimates
T. Givón and Phil Young
Verbs of interpersonal causality and the folk theory of mind and behavior
Bertram F. Malle
The causative continuum
Masayoshi Shibatani and Prashant Pardeshi
Causation, constructions, and language ecology: An example from French
Michel Achard
Tarascan causatives and event complexity
Ricardo Maldonado and E. Fernando Nava
Some constraints on Cora causative constructions
Verónica Vázquez Soto
Olutec causatives and applicatives
Roberto Zavala
On some causative doublets in Classical Nahuatl
Michel Launey
The notion of transfer in Sikuani causatives
Francesc Queixalós
Causative constructions in Akawaio
Anatol Stefanowitsch
Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru)
David W. Fleck
Causativization and transitivity in Shipibo-Konibo
Pilar M. Valenzuela
Causatives in Asheninka: The case for a sociative source
David Payne
Guaraní causative constructions
Maura Velázquez-Castillo
General index

The volume sheds light on the contrast between direct and indirect causation, between an agentive and a patientive causee, which until now has rarely received a precise definition.

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