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By Leila Lomashvili

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Advanced predicates current varied degrees of complexity on the syntactic and morphological degrees crosslinguistically. the focal point of this e-book is a subset of those structures (causative and applicative) in 3 polysynthetic languages of the South Caucasian language kin, within which the sensible morphology linked to the argument constitution of those buildings is surprisingly wealthy. because of such concentration, the syntax-morphology interface in causative and applicative buildings is topic to scrutiny in major chapters of the e-book. The research comprises the argument constitution of causatives and applicatives in addition to the morpho-phonological instantiation of the useful heads excited about those buildings. The e-book is written very basically and is offered for a large viewers together with undergraduate scholars within the introductory syntax and morphology classes in addition to graduate scholars in easy syntax classes and seminars in linguistics. It certainly appeals to a basic linguistic viewers attracted to theoretical linguistics.

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This situation can result in ‘discontinuous bleeding,’ in which the morpheme inserted in one position-of-exponence bleeds the insertion of Chapter 1. Preliminaries  another morpheme in another position-of-exponence. Following Noyer, I assume that in Georgian and related languages, the phi- and other substantive morphosynatctic features are subject to arbitrarily-imposed constraints on the verbal template. One such constraint limits the insertion of person features of a subject or an object into the second and the final positions as shown in the following scheme: (37) Restriction on person agreement morphemes: ….

This account nicely captures existing thematic differences between external vs. agentive arguments and the motivation for distinguishing the external argument introducer (Voice) from the causative head, which introduces a causative event (Pylkkänen 2002). Despite the non-generative approach to the mentioned constructions, this approach is taken into account when elucidating event structure of adversity causatives and applicatives of internally-caused events below. 6 Cuervo (2003) on different flavors of little vs Cuervo (2003) posits three types of heads that may either themselves be the complements of various functional heads (such as the ApplHIGH), or take the Appl0LOW as their complement: (33) Three types of heads a.

5 Alexiadou, Anagnostopoulou & Schaefer (2006) on separation of CAUSE from Voice Alexiadou, Anagnostopoulou & Schaefer motivate the separation of Voice from the causative head from a different data point. Specifically, they consider causative, anticausative, and passive structures from several languages in their account such as English, Greek, and German. Although their approach to the causativazation/anticausativization distinction is not generative, it strikes as the most promising in fleshing out the syntax and semantics of causative and anticausative structures and the rationale behind the separation of the Voice and causative heads.

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