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Some thoughts on causation

TitleSome thoughts on causation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsKorponay, B
JournalСъпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsContrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания

The article deals with causativity/factitivity of verbs in Hungarian in comparison with English. The author attempts to prove that Hungarian is one of the languages in which the distinction between the causative and the factitive is almost entirely grammaticalized. To describe more fully the causative constructions, sublativity and other factors should be taken into account. A conclusion is reached that Hungarian is not an appropriate counterexample against passive analyses of causative constructions and Comrie’s opinion should be argued against.

Citation KeyKorponay1992
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