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Books: Functional & Systemic Ling: Shibatani (ed.)

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Message 1: Functional & Systemic Ling: Shibatani (ed.)

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:17:11 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Functional & Systemic Ling: Shibatani (ed.)

Title: The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Masayoshi Shibatani 

Hardback: ISBN: 902722952X, Pages: xviii, 551 pp., Price: EUR 145.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588111199, Pages: xviii, 551 pp., Price: USD 132.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1588111202, Pages: xviii, 551 pp., Price: USD 58.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027229538, Pages: xviii, 551 pp., Price: EUR 65.00

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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix 
 Philip W. Davis xi 
Abbreviations xiii 
Introduction: Some basic issues in the grammar of causation 
 Masayoshi Shibatani 1 
Cooperation and interpersonal manipulation in the society of intimates 
 T. Giv�n and Phil Young 23 
Verbs of interpersonal causality and the folk theory of mind and behavior 
 Bertram F. Malle 57 
The causative continuum 
 Masayoshi Shibatani and Prashant Pardeshi 85 
Causation, constructions, and language ecology: An example from French 
 Michel Achard 127 
Tarascan causatives and event complexity 
 Ricardo Maldonado and E. Fernando Nava 157 
Some constraints on Cora causative constructions 
 Ver�nica V�zquez Soto 197 
Olutec causatives and applicatives 
 Roberto Zavala 245 
On some causative doublets in Classical Nahuatl 
 Michel Launey 301 
The notion of transfer in Sikuani causatives 
 Francisco Queixalós 319 
Causative constructions in Akawaio 
 Anatol Stefanowitsch 341 
Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru) 
 David W. Fleck 373 
Causativization and transitivity in Shipibo-Konibo 
 Pilar M. Valenzuela 417 
Causatives in Asheninka: The case for a sociative source 
 David Payne 485 
Guaran� � causative constructions 
 Maura Vel�zquez-Castillo 507 
Index 535

Lingfield(s): Functional & Systemic Ling (Linguistic Theories)
	 Linguistic Theories

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