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National Financial Systems in Latin America: Attributes, Credit Allocation Practices, and Their Impact on Enterprise Development

John C. Edmunds

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Most firms headquartered in Latin America are not large enough to rank highly among the top firms in the world, and do not operate in industry sectors that are classified as rapidly growing. Most ... More


Lexicon versus Syntax *: Evidence from Morphological Causatives

Julia Horvath and Tal Siloni

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter empirically sorts out morphological alternations often grouped together under the label causativization. A careful analysis of Japanese versus Hungarian morphological causatives reveals ... More


The English Causatives: Causation and Interpersonal Relations

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

While it is generally agreed that, metaphorically speaking, words are carriers of meaning, it is less widely recognized that grammatical categories of a language, too, encode meaning. But in fact ... More


Causal Verbs and Sentential Complements

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Conjunctivism is preferable to Functionism, even for many cases of verbs combining with arguments. Conjunctivists can provide an attractive account of causative constructions, like ‘Pat boiled the ... More


Argument-Sharing II: Control

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter extends the free-absolutive (or argument-sharing) analysis of ‘raising’ to what are claimed to be ‘control’ structures of various kinds, including causatives, tough-movement structures ... More


Prepositions as Probes

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the relation between prepositions and movement, arguing that in at least some cases — in particular, in causatives — what is considered as the argument of a preposition comes ... More


Deverbal and Deradical Adijectives

D. Gary Miller

in Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285051
eISBN:
9780191713682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter treats adjectives derived from verbs and roots. These include adjectives of variable result state (originally non-causative result states derived from a non-causative change of state ... More


Verbal Suffixes

D. Gary Miller

in Latin Suffixal Derivatives in English: and Their Indo-European Ancestry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285051
eISBN:
9780191713682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285051.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter treats statives (essives) and the instrumental hypothesis of their origin; non-causative changes of state (fientives), i.e., inchoatives, deadjectival factitives (separable by language ... More


Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases

Mark E. S. Bailey

in Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509981
eISBN:
9780191723810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter summarizes what is known about the genes underlying a range of human diseases where the causative or associated gene is expressed in neurons and there is a clear primary effect on ... More


Unity in Complex Action Description and in the Actus Reus Requirement

Michael S. Moore

in Act and Crime: The Philosophy of Action and its Implications for Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599509
eISBN:
9780191594656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599509.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In ordinary speech and in criminal codes the descriptions of types of action are seemingly quite diverse, as are the possible taxonomical schemes for classifying them. Yet Anglo-American criminal law ... More


The Linguistic Expression of Causation

Ad Neeleman and Hans van de Koot

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

It is commonly assumed that the linguistic representation of causation includes a causing event. We argue that this is not the case, neither in the syntactic nor in the lexical semantic ... More


Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Julie Anne Legate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Voice and v investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is ... More


The Embedding of Causation in Legal Liability Doctrines

Michael S. Moore

in Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199256860
eISBN:
9780191719653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the actus reus requirements in tort and criminal law. The essential thesis of the chapter is that our liability scheme in both areas of law is causation-drenched, and that this ... More


Conclusion

Julie Anne Legate

in Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter summarizes and concludes the book.


Jita Causative Doubling Provides Optimal Paradigms

Laura J. Downing

in Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199267712
eISBN:
9780191708213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267712.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter argues that the cyclic causative doubling found in Bantu languages such as Jita (spoken in Tanzania) and Bemba (spoken in Zambia) provides evidence in favor of the latter approach. The ... More


Causative Structures in Old Chinese

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines different causatives (phonological and morphological, lexical and syntactic). It also shows how other causatives lost their place while the syntactic causative remained and ... More


Actions as Inner Causes

Paul M. Pietroski

in Causing Actions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Actions are mental events (tryings, volitions) that typically cause bodily motions. This is strongly suggested by the semantics of causative constructions, like ‘She raised her hand’, which require ... More


Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization

William Croft

in Verbs: Aspect and Causal Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199248582
eISBN:
9780191740657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248582.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 6, “Causal structure in verbal semantics and argument realization”, surveys a number of typological phenomena with respect to the hypothesis that simple verbs construe an event as a directed, ... More


Lexicon Uniformity and the Causative Alternation

Malka Rappaport Hovav and Beth Levin

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper uses Reinhart's Lexicon Uniformity Principle as a context for exploring the nature of the causative alternation, focusing on alternating verbs that do not permit both variants for every ... More


Changing valency

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

A verb typically describes a situation involving one, or two, or more obligatory participants. An intransitive verb has just one participant—an S. A transitive verb has two—an A and an O. A ... More


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