Alternation ‘Anticausative (coded)’ (Coded)

A coded valency decreasing operation marked by the reflexive morpheme si, whereby the original P argument/object of a transitive verb surfaces as subject. The core of the category is realized by inherently telic predicates. The process is presented as taking place spontaneously, without an external causer, that is, however, part of the lexical representation of the verb (Koonz-Garboden 2009).

Verb Meaning Verb form Basic coding frame Derived coding frame Occurs Comment # Ex.