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Causation in Grammatical Structures$
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Bridget Copley and Fabienne Martin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672073

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.001.0001

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Causal chains and instrumental case in Hindi/Urdu

Causal chains and instrumental case in Hindi/Urdu

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(p.245) 10 Causal chains and instrumental case in Hindi/Urdu
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Causation in Grammatical Structures
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Gillian Ramchand

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.003.0010

This chapter revisits the licensing and interpretation of instrumental case-marked nominals in Hindi/Urdu causative constructions to argue against the hypothesis that the se-marked phrase corresponds to a demoted agent. It is instead argued that a more unified analysis of se-phrases can be achieved through an event-structural analysis, in line with the standard interpretation of other adverbials in the syntax. Since the “intermediate agent” interpretation is only possible with indirect causatives in Hindi/Urdu, the event-structural analysis proposed here also has implications for the direct vs. indirect causation distinction in the syntax.

Keywords:   causative, direct causation, indirect causation, instrumental, intermediate agent, event structure, Hindi/Urdu

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