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Title: Toward a Typology of Causative Constructions
Written By: Jae Jung Song
Series Title: Languages of the World 23

This study provides cross-linguistic data to substantiate the typology of causative contructions on the basis of which a diachronic model of causative affixes has been proposed in Song [Lingua 82:151-200(1990)].
Three types of causative contructions are identified and exemplified: the compact type, the AND type and the PURP type. The study closes with a diachronic question whether the semantic neutralization of the purpose markers occurs initially in causatives. [reprinted from Languages of the World n05/1992].

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895869104
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 37
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