The purpose of this paper is to examine English [V NP into V-ing] constructions. This construction shares quite a few properties with causative sentences. For example, both are to express transitivity relationship such as [cause X to do Y] between the participants. However, corpus data suggest that this transitivity relationship may not be established in some cases (e.g., idiomatic expressions) simply because there is no X to be posited. As an alternative analysis, this paper proposes a resultative construction analysis. In this analysis, the participant X in the form of [cause X to do Y] does not pose any problem because what is important in this analysis is the end-point result. All cases of [V NP into V-ing] investigated in this paper fall out under the presented analysis.
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- Publisher :The Modern Linguistic Society of Korea
- Publisher(Ko) :한국현대언어학회
- Journal Title :The Journal of Studies in Language
- Journal Title(Ko) :언어연구
- Volume : 36
- No :4
- Pages :565-576