All proceedings
Enter a document #:
Enter search terms:

Info for readers Info for authors Info for editors Info for libraries Order form Shopping cart

Bookmark and Share Paper 3513

Applicative Voice: Geminate Causatives in Sason Arabic
Faruk Akkuş
42-49 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This study examines geminate causatives in Sason Arabic, focusing on the type of projection in which the embedded agent is introduced and the voice alternations this projection exhibits. The study argues that geminate causatives embed a second, embedded VoiceP with active-passive-like alternation, without a morphological reflex. However, this VoiceP exhibits various syntactic and semantic properties that warrant identifying it as a distinct type, thus applicative VoiceP (Legate 2014).

Published in

Proceedings of the 37th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by D. K. E. Reisinger and Marianne Huijsmans
Table of contents
Printed edition: $375.00