Possessive semantics in causative verbs (the evidence from English and Ukrainian).


  • Olha Zaluzhna Vinnytsia


The present paper outlines how possessive semantics is represented in causative verbs in the English and Ukrainian languages. English and Ukrainian causative verbs with possessive semantics lack any formal possessive markers, either word-building or word-changing. However, they combine in their semantic structure two fundamental linguistic categories: causativity and possessivity, which in case of privative verbs also involves implicit negation.


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