Interpreting Voice

- A Case Study in Lexical Semantics -


Contents


         
Dedication v
Acknowledgments vii
 
Chapter I
Introduction 1
 
Chapter II
Some Properties of Indirect Passives 19
  2.1 Introduction 19  
  2.2 Impersonal Passives 25  
  2.3 The Problems 32  
  2.4 On the Nature of the Retained Case 35  
  2.5 The Nature of the Subject Position 39  
  2.6 On the Status of the BY-Phrase in Japanese Passives 53  
  2.7 Subject, Focus and the Nominative Phrase 60  
  2.8 On the Properties of the Passive Morpheme 64  
 
Chapter III
Causatives and the Inclusion Effect 72
  3.1 Some Differences between Japanese and Korean 72  
  3.2 Exclusion, Adversity and Intransitive Passives 77  
  3.3 Vietnamese and the Inclusion Effect 84  
  3.4 Korean Passives as a Causative Paradigm 87  
  3.5 French Causatives 89  
  3.5.1 Two Types of Faire Constructions and Their Interpretations 89  
  3.5.2 On the "Passive" Sense of the Faire-Par Construction 95  
  3.5.3 When Can Faire Lose Its Causative Sense'? 109  
  3.6 Causatives and the Inclusion Effect 117  
 
Chapter IV
Some Observations on Mongolian 126
  4.1 Introduction 126  
  4.2 Direct Passives in Mongolian 127  
  4.2.1 Some Basic Properties of Direct Passives 127  
  4.3 Indirect Passives 134  
  4.3.1 Transitive Indirect Passives 134  
  4.3.2 Intransitive Indirect Passives 138  
  4.4 Causatives in Mongolian 142  
  4.4.1 The -uul- Causative Construction 142  
  4.4.2 Causatives and Direct Passives 143  
  4.4.3 Causatives and Indirect Passives 148  
  4.5 The Secret History of the Mongols 149  
  4.6 On the Passive Sense of Mongolian Causatives 150  
 
Chapter V
An Approach from Lexical Semantics 153
  5.1 On the Nature of the Problem 153  
  5.2 The Action Tier and the Passive/Causative Ambiguity 160  
  5.3 On the Nature of the Inclusion Restriction 166  
  5.4 The Affectedness Principle 176  
  5.5 Some Extensions: The Super Tier 184  
  5.5.1 Non-Causatives with a Passive Sense 184  
  5.5.2 A Case Study: Verbs of Receiving 188  
 
Chapter VI
Concluding Remarks 209
 
Appendix I
Passives in The Secret History of the Mongols 216
 
Appendix II
Double Nominative Passives in Japanese and Korean 223
 
Notes 250
References 272
Index 281

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