pin: a finer look at the causative-inchoative alternation

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The causative-inchoative alternation is a lexical alternation that characterizes pairs of verbs which stand in approximately the following semantic relation to each other: the intransitive member of the pair, a.k.a. an inchoative verb, denotes a change of state, and the transitive member of the pair, a.k.a. a causative-inchoative verb, denotes a bringing about of this change of state. […]

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This paper is a successor to "Modelling the causative-inchoative alternation".

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In Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory 11, Rachel Hastings, Brendan Jackson, and Zsofia Zvolenszky (eds.), CLC Publications, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001.

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pin: a finer look at the causative-inchoative alternation
last updated on 20 may 2013
christopher pin

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