CAUSATIVE CLAUSE CONSTRUCTION OF WEWEWA LANGUAGE: A MORPHOSYNTACTIC STUDY
This research aimed to find out the causative construction on the clauses of Wewewa language either on formal and semantic parameters. This was classified as qualitative research. The object of this research was the Wewewa language on Southwest Sumba regency in East Nusa Tenggara province. The data were collected through observation and interview with some informants. The result of this research showed that based on formal parameter; there are three categories to form causative construction. The first is analytic causative that use the causative word tuka “ask; the second is morphological causative construction that use the copy pronoun pa-to be added onto the root of a verb or on an adjective to make it to a causative verb; the third is lexical causative that use some causative lexicons such as todi ‘close’, etc. Based on the semantic parameter, it was found that true causative and permissive causative are seen from the control given by the agent. Semantic parameter also has the same pattern but has different in meaning.
Keywords: causative clause construction, Wewewa language, morphosyntactic study