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Title: Why some causative ‘give’ constructions develop beyond the passive to also form the unaccusative : evidence from Southern Min dialects
Authors: Chen, Weirong
Yap, Foong Ha
Xu, Huiling
Subjects: Southern Min dialects
Unaccusative constructions
'Give' constructions
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Source: 2011 Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK-ARF 2011), December 3, 2011, City University of Hong Kong.
Abstract: This paper aims to further explore why a few languages such as the Jieyang and Hui’an varieties of Southern Min further develop an unaccusative use of the ‘give’ verb, while many other Sinitic varieties do not.
Description: The conference was organized by Linguistic Society of Hong Kong.
Rights: Reproduced with permission of the authors.
Type: Presentation
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