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In Defence of the Non‐Causative Analysis of Anticausatives

György Rákosi

in The Theta System

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602513
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739200 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

In Defence of the Non‐Causative Analysis of Anticausatives

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This paper investigates the grammar of ablative causes in Hungarian to provide evidence for the non-causal analysis of anticausatives. The key argument is that these ablatives genuinely introduce direct causes in different syntactic contexts, including anticausative constructions. An analysis is provided within the framework of Reinhart's Theta System.

Keywords: ablative cause; anticausative; causer PP; Hungarian; thematic adjunct

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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