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Causativity in Contemporary Portuguese
Laufková, Petra ; Čermák, Petr (advisor) ; Svobodová, Iva (referee) ; Svobodová, Petra (referee)
Univerzita Karlova Filozofická fakulta Ústav románských studií Románské jazyky Abstrakt disertační práce Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Laufková KAUZATIVITA V SOUČASNÉ PORTUGALŠTINĚ Causativity in Contemporary Portuguese Vedoucí práce: prof. PhDr. Petr Čermák, PhD. 2023 Abstract Causation is one of the basic aspects of the way we conceive coherence in the world we live in. Ways of expressing causativity in languages has therefore been at the center of scientific attention for many years. Causative structures involve two events: a causing event expressing that an entity, the causer, acts on another entity, the causee, and causes its change or activity coded as a second event. On the one hand, our work is a structured compilation of theories and data provided by other scientists, bringing to light different causative mechanisms, their formal description, data related to their distribution and mainly their semantic explanation, based on cognitive linguistics. On the other hand, we carry out research to support theoretical assertions with quantified data and find new results. Contemporary Portuguese has a wide range of morphological, lexical and syntactic causative tools. This thesis describes all of them. Nevertheless, we are mainly interested in what distinguishes Portuguese from other languages we know: the fact that...

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