New Book: Shibitani

Paul Peranteau paul at BENJAMINS.COM
Thu Sep 26 14:45:10 UTC 2002

John Benjamins Publishing announces a new work of interest to Functional

The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation
Edited by Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University )
Typological Studies in Language 48
2002. xviii, 551 pp.
Hardbound: US & Canada: 1 58811 119 9 / USD 132.00/ Rest of world: 90 272
2952 X / EUR 145.00
Paperback: US & Canada: 1 58811 120 2 / USD 58.95/ Rest of world: 90 272
2953 8 / EUR 65.00

This volume presents fifteen original papers dealing with various aspects
of causative constructions ranging from morphology to semantics with
emphasis on language data from Central and South America. Informed by a
better understanding of how different constructions are positioned both
synchronically (e.g., on a semantic map) and diachronically (e.g., through
grammaticalization processes), the volume affords a comprehensive
up-to-date perspective on the perennial issues in the grammar of causation
such as the distribution of competing causative morphemes, the meaning
distinctions among them, and the overall form-meaning correlation.
Morphosyntactic interactions of causatives with other phenomena such as
incorporation and applicativization receive focused attention as such basic
issues as the semantic distinction between direct and indirect causation
and the typology of causative constructions.

Table of Contents
Preface ix
Philip W. Davis xi
Abbreviations xiii
Introduction: Some basic issues in the grammar of causation
Masayoshi Shibatani 1
Cooperation and interpersonal manipulation in the society of intimates
T. Givón and Phil Young 23
Verbs of interpersonal causality and the folk theory of mind and behavior
Bertram F. Malle 57
The causative continuum
Masayoshi Shibatani and Prashant Pardeshi 85
Causation, constructions, and language ecology: An example from French
Michel Achard 127
Tarascan causatives and event complexity
Ricardo Maldonado and E. Fernando Nava 157
Some constraints on Cora causative constructions
Verónica Vázquez Soto 197
Olutec causatives and applicatives
Roberto Zavala 245
On some causative doublets in Classical Nahuatl
Michel Launey 301
The notion of transfer in Sikuani causatives
Francisco Queixalós 319
Causative constructions in Akawaio
Anatol Stefanowitsch 341
Causation in Matses (Panoan, Amazonian Peru)
David W. Fleck 373
Causativization and transitivity in Shipibo-Konibo
Pilar M. Valenzuela 417
Causatives in Asheninka: The case for a sociative source
David Payne 485
Guaraní causative constructions
Maura Velázquez-Castillo 507

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