Causatives in Minimalism

Title

Causatives in Minimalism

Department

Spanish

Document Type

Book

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Description

This monograph studies issues of current minimalist concern, such as whether differences in the expression of argument and syntactic structure can all be attributed to the parameterization of specific functional heads. In particular, this book studies in-depth the extent to which variation in the expression of causation, available both intra- and cross linguistically, can be accounted for by appealing only to the microparameterization of the causative head, Cause, as previously argued for by linguists such as Pylkkänen. It concludes that the microparameterization of Cause may explain some major characteristics associated with causatives, but it cannot be regarded as the only explanation behind variation in these structures. The book includes relevant discussion on argument structure and looks in detail at languages, such as the Uto-Aztecan Hiaki, that have not received much attention before. It is mostly intended for an audience interested in theoretical approaches to argument structure and variation.

ISBN

978-9027255624

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing Company

City

Amsterdam

Disciplines

Spanish Linguistics

Citation for published book

Tubino Blanco, Mercedes. Causatives in Minimalism / Mercedes Tubino Blanco. 2011. Print. Linguistik Aktuell ; Bd. 179.

Causatives in Minimalism

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/750853232

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