MULL-lab, 03/16 – Terrance Gatchalian

MULL-lab will be meeting this Wednesday, March 16th at 4pm. 

Terrance will be presenting work on Ktunaxa causatives. Abstract is attached below:


Abstract: This talk presents data on the Ktunaxa causative construction, which are morphologically complex, consisting of a valency-preserving causative morpheme and a more general valency-increasing morpheme. I discuss various proposals for the structure of causatives, and show that Ktunaxa demonstrates the need for the syntactic separation of causativization and the introduction of an additional causer argument, along the lines of Pylkkänen’s (2008) theory of causatives. I end with a puzzle on the distribution of causatives.

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