Questions tagged [causative]

For questions about the causative of a verb. Depending on the language, it can be expressed by a derivation, a periphrastic construction, or an entirely different verb.

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Causative classes in Cantonese

Recently me and WavesWashSands had a conversation about Cantonese and it's causatives. zing2, gaau2, tam3, gik1, haak3 etc. A lot of these look like they are just based on classes of moods. But are ...
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Data on causatives in Russian and Turkish needed!

I'm working on a comparative syntactic project on the notion 'causative', either morphologically marked or non-marked. References like Haspelmath (1987) provide some (brief) data on the notion of ...
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Is it a causative morpheme or a modal morpheme?

Let us take the verb 'get', we can say both: 1- Someone gets to take something 2- Someone gets someone to take something In the 1st sentence, 'get' is a modal morpheme, but in the other sentence '...
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Does German have periphrastic causative constructions?

Wals chapter 110: Periphrastic Causative Constructions coded German as "sequential but no purposive". Is there an example of periphrastic causative constructions in German?
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What's the agent and patient in a causative clause

Normally, agent and patient always stay the same: The bread (patient) is eaten. Carol (agent) ate the bread (patient). But what if you had a causative clause, something like: Peter made Carol eat ...
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Causatives and Reflexives

Causatives have been analysed as a single clause with a split-VP. If the binding of reflexives is only possible intra-clausally, why is there this contrast ingrammaticality? [Mary]i let [John]j kill ...
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Clause analysis for causative verbs

I am doing clause analysis for a corpus and am not sure how to determine the clauses for the following type of sentence: The kind of woman that makes people remember Marylin Monroe. I suppose it ...
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Why does väcka/wecken seem to be built as a causative although vakna/wachen is a weak verb?

The causative verbs in germanic languages are built upon the preterite of a strong verb. However there's one verb that seems to fall out of that scheme: Swedish: vakna - väcka; German: (auf)wachen - (...
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