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Causatives in German

  • In this paper I argue for a unified account of causative constructions in German. The approach rests on assumptions for case assignment and subcategorization which will be independently motivated by an analysis of passive constructions. It will be shown that the difference between standard causatives and what I call causative passives should be analyzed as a special case of optional subcategorization: causative lassen optionally subcategorizes for an external argument of the embedded verb, the non-realization of which leads to a causative passive. The adoption of a (synthetic) passive bare infinitive, as advocated for in the literature, can thus be dispensed with. Instead, causative passive can be shown to function like a combination of causative and passive, thereby creating a "passivelike" structural context.

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Author:Lutz Gunkel
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-8226
ISSN:0301-4428
Parent Title (German):Theoretical linguistics : an open peer review journal
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of first Publication:1999
Tag:Kausativa
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Verb
Volume:25
Pagenumber:27
First Page:133
Last Page:159
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
BDSL-Classification:Grammatik
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Grammatikforschung
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland