Causatives and Causation: A Universal -typological by Jae Jung Song

By Jae Jung Song

Causatives and Causation is the 1st entire research of causative structures present in the world's languages. this significant new study, in response to an information base of greater than six hundred languages, not just investigates totally the richness and diversity of causative varieties, but additionally provides an alternate standpoint to the conventional typological technique. the recent typology allows a greater realizing of ways the human brain cognizes causation and the way this is often mirrored in language. Causatives and Causation is additionally an enormous try and combine language typology with diachrony through developing a diachronic version of causative affixes at the foundation of this new typology. Drawing at the theoretical perception of position and Reference Grammar, this booklet presents a case learn of the causative structures in Korean, offering extra aid for either the proposed new typology and the diachronic version. It additionally examines the pragmatic foundations of causatives, a big yet formerly unexplored zone of study.

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