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Causation in Grammatical Structures

Bridget Copley and Fabienne Martin


Causation is a topic of great interest to a number of different domains related to the study of natural language, from philosophy to cognitive ontology to argument structure. However, these domains have historically seen little interaction. This volume collects research from experts in the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology, making explicit their assumptions and key questions, with the aim of arriving at a more sophisticated understanding both of how causal concepts are expressed in causal meanings and of how those meanings in turn are organized into structures. The research pre ... More

Keywords: causation, syntax–semantics interface, philosophy, causative structures, causal meanings, causal concepts, cognitive ontology

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672073
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bridget Copley, editor
CNRS and Université Paris 8

Fabienne Martin, editor
University of Stuttgart

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