MULL-Lab will be meeting Tuesday, November 16 at 4:30pm. Clint Parker will give a talk titled Toward an analysis of Shughni causative constructions. A description for the talk is below. If you would like to attend but haven’t registered for MULL-Lab, you can do so here.

Description: Shughni (Iranian; Tajikistan & Afghanistan) has at least three commonly used causative-like constructions: a morphological causative, a (biclausal) syntactic construction, and a causative~instrumental syncretism built off the locative postposition -ti. Each type of causative exhibits certain peculiarities. In this talk, I will present an overview of each type of causative along with findings from fieldwork and initial thoughts on possible analyses.