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NABIFAR N. The Study of Semantic,Syntactic and Pragmatic Characteristics of Azeri Turkish Complex Causatives. LRR 2016; 7 (2) :223-243
URL: http://lrr.modares.ac.ir/article-14-4124-en.html
Assistant Professor of Tabriz Azad University, Department of English Language, Literature and Foreign Languages, Tabriz, Iran
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This research surveys similarities and differences of semantic, syntactic and pragmatic characteristics of subject-subject, subject -object causative construction in Azeri Turkish on the basis of Van Valin's (2008) Role and Reference Grammar, in order to characterize their semantic, syntactic and pragmatic features of complex causatives and to   identify and explain their similarities and differences on basis of Van Valin's classification of complex causatives. This descriptive –analytic research, after collecting data from spoken language, transcribed and analyzed them semantically, syntactically and pragmatically in order to realize whether Van Valin's classification and his expected features exist in Azeri Turkish or not. The most important results of this study showed   the second group of Van Valin’s classification of causatives and jussive exist in Azeri Turkish and also, there are specific relationships between semantic, syntactic and pragmatic characteristics of subject-subject and subject–object causatives and Inter clausal hierarchy of semantic relation and these two groups of causatives have some similarities and differences. All of the groups show causation meaning, narrow focus and PSA in all of them which is actor. Subject –Subject and subject –indirect causative show weak causation while subject- direct object causative shows strong causation.
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Linguistics
Published: 2016/05/21

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