Abbas H. J. As-Sultan, Causatives in Shabaki. – Acta Linguistica, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2010), pp. 79-88.
Summary: This paper aims at investigating the causative continuum in Shabaki. Based on the framework developed by Mathieu-Reeves (2006), this study tries to test Haiman’s iconicity principle. It has been observed that in Shabaki all common types of causatives exist and form a continuum. The lexical causatives are the most direct type because there the linguistic distance is least. The analytical causatives are the most indirect type because there the linguistic distance is greatest.