S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 44 Number 1/2 (2008)
Causative Constructions in Modern Persian
- Lotfi, Ahmad R
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.44 No.1, pp. 165-192
- causation; force-dynamic patterns; grammaticisation; implicativity; Persian; purposive causatives; subjunctive mood; tense
- This article is a conceptual exploration of causative constructions in Modern Persian. Based on a typology of causative constructions proposed by Song (1996), Persian causatives are surveyed in both formal and functional terms. The data are then exploited in order to shed further light on the cognitive basis of causativity, and to recast Song's formulation of causative types in more solid cognitive terms drawn from Talmy's (1985, 1988, 2000) force-dynamic account of causation. A tentative account of the grammaticisation of factual/nonfactual causation in Persian concludes the discussion.