Transitivity alternations of the anticausative type

This paper is concerned with anticausative verbs (or verb-forms), or shortly, anticausatives. [...] [C]ausative/non-causative pairs with a marked non-causative are quite frequent in the languages of the world. However, s
This paper is concerned with anticausative verbs (or verb-forms), or shortly, anticausatives. [...] [C]ausative/non-causative pairs with a marked non-causative are quite frequent in the languages of the world. However, so far they have not received sufficient attention in general and typological linguistics, a fact which is also manifested in the absence of a generally recognized term for this phenomenon […]. This paper therefore deals with the most important properties of anticausatives (particularly semantic conditions on them), their relationship to other areas of grammar as well as their historical development in different languages. The grammatical domain of transitivity, valence and voice, where the anticausative belongs, takes up a central position in grammar and consequently the present discussion should be of considerable interest to general comparative (or typological) linguists.
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Author:Martin Haspelmath
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-243207
ISSN:1615-1496
Parent Title (German):Institut für Linguistik (Köln). Abteilung Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft: Arbeitspapier ; N.F., Nr. 5
Series (Serial Number):Arbeitspapier / Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln (N.F. 5)
Publisher:Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Institut für Linguistik, Universität zu Köln
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:1987
Year of first Publication:1987
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/02/21
Tag:Antikausativ
SWD-Keyword:Grammatiktheorie; Kausativ; Morphologie <Linguistik>; Verb
Pagenumber:51
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:415 Grammatik
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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