Sase Bizarre : the Structure of Japanese Causatives

  title={Sase Bizarre : the Structure of Japanese Causatives},
  author={Heidi Harley},
In this paper, I present a unified treatment of the three different types of Japanese causatives, the -ni causative, the -o causative and the lexical causative, which relies on a notion of “Late Insertion” of lexical items, as proposed in Halle and Marantz (1993). Crucially, all three are claimed to contain a “CAUSE” morpheme which is spelled out as saseat PF. This morpheme is the reflex of a light verbal head which delimits the eventiveness of a verb, and is hence termed “EventP”. Causers, as… CONTINUE READING

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