3 votes

the distinction between inchoatives and unaccusatives

Unaccusativity is a syntactic notion: a predicate has a single argument position. Inchoativity is a semantic notion: a predicate denotes the beginning of an event. Some verbs are inchoative and ...
Koldito's user avatar
  • 1,134
1 vote

Anticausative/unaccusative verbs - a way to express causer of the event

No, not unless you think that everything that happens has a cause and that you can determine that cause (which is a religious rather than a grammatical thesis).
Greg Lee's user avatar
  • 12.5k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible