Curatives in the Old-Lithuanian Bible translations
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Paweł Brudzyński
University of Warsaw, Poland
Published 2021-07-26
https://doi.org/10.15388/SBOL.2021.4
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Keywords

curative
causative
Bible
Old-Lithuanian
valency
causee

How to Cite

Brudzyński P. (2021) “Curatives in the Old-Lithuanian Bible translations”, Vilnius University Open Series, pp. 78-96. doi: 10.15388/SBOL.2021.4.

Abstract

The subject of the paper is curatives, a special type of causative verbs in Lithuanian, in the Bible translations by Johannes Bretke (1579–1590), Samuel Boguslaw Chylinski (1660), Samuel Bythner (1701), Philipp Ruhig (1727) and Juozapas Arnulfas Giedraitis (1816). Curatives are a special type of causation implementing the causee-suppressing valency (CSP) pattern. In the analyzed texts, one can notice several morphological, semantic or syntactic features coinciding with contemporary curative constructions. However, in addition to the morphology and semantics of curatives, the article discusses also some rare and interesting cases that can be interpreted as expressing the causee and includes remarks on the lexicalization processes.

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