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On the Morphosyntax of (Anti) Causative Verbs *

Artemis Alexiadou

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/9780199544325.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter investigates the variation at the level of morphology and at the level of productivity in the anti‐causative alternation on the basis of a non‐derivational approach to the alternation. It ... More


Voice Morphology in the Causative–Inchoative Alternation: Evidence for a Non-Unified Structural Analysis of Unaccusatives

Artemis Alexiadou and Elena Anagnostopoulou

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that the patterns of voice morphology can be accounted for if there are at least three structures involved in the formation of anticausatives in Greek. It proposes that ... More


Unaccusatives and Anticausatives in German

Markus Steinbach

in The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In German, anticausatives are either unaccusative or transitive reflexive. This chapter focuses on the latter, which are discussed in the context of other interpretations of transitive reflexive ... More


External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an exploration of the syntax of external arguments in transitivity alternations from a cross-linguistic perspective. The empirical focus is the causative/anticausative alternation and ... More


Conclusions

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

in External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter summarizes our results. This study analyzes the properties of the (anti-)causative alternation, which is viewed as a Voice alternation. Anticausatives do not differ from causatives in ... More


Voice morphology and the causative alternation

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

in External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

In this chapter, we first see that across languages we find two morphological variants of anticausative verbs. Some verbs do not make a formal difference between their causative and their ... More


Omnipresent little v in Pazar Laz

Balkız Öztürk and Eser Erguvanlı Taylan

in The Verbal Domain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767886
eISBN:
9780191821738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767886.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This study argues that in Pazar Laz, an endangered South-Caucasian language spoken in Turkey, all eventive verbal predicates, including both unergatives and unaccusatives, pattern as transitives ... More


Event decomposition and the causative alternation

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

in External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides evidence that while indeed anticausative predicates lack agentivity, they do involve a cause component. Importantly, causatives and anticausatives do not differ in terms of ... More


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