2019-03-29Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1515/tlr-2019-2025
Inchoatives in causative clothing
Change of state in Modern Hebrew heXYiZ
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
The “causative” template heXYiZ in Hebrew is the morphological form of verbs which are usually transitive. I discuss cases in which specific roots give rise to the labile alternation, otherwise unattested in the language. A straightforward analysis is suggested for the majority of cases, based on causative Voice [+D] . This analysis is then extended to account for the labile exceptions, which inform how the idiosyncratic meaning of roots influences syntactic computation.
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