Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session




From the introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that a number of languages require downstairs (ds) intransitivity for causative clause union (CsU). In addition I offer for testing the hypothesis that ds intransitivity is a universal constraint in CsU. In order to accomplish my initial purpose and at the same time give preliminary testing to the proposed hypothesis, I will compare the predictions made by the received version of CsU with those made by my own version plus the proposed ds intransitivity constraint for a number of languages."

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