Causation in Grammatical Structures (Oxford Studies in by Bridget Copley,Fabienne Martin

By Bridget Copley,Fabienne Martin

This booklet brings jointly learn regarding causation from specialists within the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. It seeks to reach at a extra refined realizing either one of how causal strategies are expressed in causal meanings, and the way these meanings in flip are prepared into constructions. Chapters handle one of the most intriguing present matters within the box, together with the relata of causal relatives; the illustration of defeasible causation
within verb words and on the point of modality; the adaptation among direct and oblique causal chains; and the illustration of those chains in syntax.

The ebook examines information from a large choice of languages, corresponding to Tohono O'odham, Finnish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Karachay-Balkar, and may be of curiosity to syntacticians and semanticists, in addition to psycholinguists and philosophers, from graduate point upwards.

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