Note on CAUSE in Nivkh

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Abstract

The language Nivkh has a suffix -gu/-ku, which makes a causative structure with double active actors as Causer and Causee. The Causee is marked by a special case -ax. The suffix also functions to derive transitive from intransitive verbs, but the -gu/-ku^derivative is causative only if they co-occur with a causee, otherwise simply transitive. In the majority of transitive-intransitive verb pairs, the derivative transitive verbs are not causative, but correlate with their intransitive counterparts in many other types of causality which involves no causee.

Journal

  • Journal of Chiba University Eurasian Society

    Journal of Chiba University Eurasian Society (9), 1-30, 2006-10-10

    Chiba University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006175553
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11256001
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS  IR 
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