S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 21 Number 1/4 (1985)
On the Determination on a Causative Verb and a Causative Construction
- Han, Jung-Kill
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.21 No.2, pp. 179-197
- In this paper we attempt to show that, contrary to the general opinion that one may call "causative" any construction which contains as its main predicate a "morphologically defined causative" verb, the complex parameters intervene in the determination of a causative verb and a causative construction. It will be shown that a morphologically defined "causative" verb happens to be used in fact as causative with some distributions of No and N" and as non-causative with another distribution. So, the study of any syntactic relation should be made on a sentence-level, not on a morphoiagical word-level.