What is causative?

  • (adj): Producing an effect.
    Example: "Poverty as a causative factor in crime"


In linguistics, a causative (abbreviated CAUS) is a form that indicates that a subject causes someone or something else to do or be something, or causes a change in state of a non-volitional event.

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Some articles on causative:

Chatino Language - Morphology - Causative Alternations
... There is also a morphological causative in Chatino, expressed by the causative prefix /x-/, /xa-/, /y/, or by the palatalization of the first consonant ... The alternations seen here are similar to the causative alternation seen in the related Zapotec languages ...
Rickettsiosis - Examples and Causative Organisms
... is still considered a rickettsiosis, even though the causative organism has been reclassified from Rickettsia tsutsugamushi to Orientia tsutsugamushi ... Many new causative organisms have been identified in the last few decades ...
List Of Zapotec Languages - Grammar - Verbal Morphology - Causative Morphology
... causative ... In the simplest cases, causative is transparently seen to be a prefix, cognate with /s-/ or with /k-/, but it may also require the use of a thematic vowel /u/, as in the following ... causes the changes seen superficially, we can illustrate the kinds of non-causative vs ...
Japanese Verb Conjugation - Causative
... The causative forms are characterized by the final u becoming aseru for consonant stem verbs, and ru becoming saseru for vowel stem verbs ... Type Causative Examples Causative Irregular verbs する suru (do) させる saseru 勘弁する kanben suru (forgive) 勘弁させる kanben saseru 来る kuru (come) 来させる kosaseru Regular ... Negatives are not normally made into causatives ...
Causative - Bibliography
... “A typology of causatives form, syntax and meaning” ... Use of causatives in Navajo Syntax and morphology.” In Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics, Volume 18 Proceedings from the Ninth Workshop on American ... “Iconicity as Evidenced in Saisiyat Linguistic Coding of Causative Events.” Oceanic Linguistics, Vol ...