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The Role and Manifestation of the Causative '-chi' in Cuzco Quechua

Schoenfeld, Robert Aaron (2008) The Role and Manifestation of the Causative '-chi' in Cuzco Quechua. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Causatives are a valence increasing operation that adds a causer argument which acts upon causee to perform an event. However, as Dixon (2000) states, it is not enough to merely say that causatives increase valence. There are other morpho-syntactic considerationsm which must be examined, as well as those typological and semantic. Causativeness can be expressed in many different ways; morphological processes, periphrastic construction, etc. In Quechua, the bound morpheme '-chi' is added for causativization. While there has been much analysis of Quechua, little has been produced on the role and manifestation of the causative, and even less has been done on the causative in the Cuzco dialect of Quechua (CQ). It is the intent of this paper to present a systematic analysis of causation in CQ. I explore the morpho-syntactic implications of the '-chi', as well as the typological and semantic considerations. I analyze and discuss the effects of causativeness on intransitive, transitive and ditransitive verbs, based on Hale & Keyser (1993) and Baker (1988). I also examined the use of '-chi' in double causative and the impersonal construction of CQ. Furthermore, I classify CQ's causative in a typology based on Song (1996). Lastly, I provided an in-depth analysis of the semantic implications of the causative based on Dixon (2000). From these analyses, I have compiled an in-depth look investigation of the role and manifestation of the causative in CQ. This work is motivated by the lack of critical analyses produced in regards to these less investigated areas of CQ.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schoenfeld, Robert Aaronras72@pitt.eduRAS72
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMasullo, Pascualpascual@pitt.eduPASCUAL
Committee MemberMauk, Claudecemauk@pitt.eduCEMAUK
Committee MemberO'Rourke, Erineorourke@pitt.eduEOROURKE
Date: 4 June 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 18 April 2008
Approval Date: 4 June 2008
Submission Date: 25 April 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Linguistics
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: causatives; Cuzco Quechua
Other ID:, etd-04252008-114135
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:42
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:42


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