Verb incorporation in Guaraní causative constructions
This thesis examines Guarani mbo- causative constructions within Baker's (1988) incorporation theory, which proposes that 'causativization' of verbs via a causative affix is a case of verb incorporation. Guarani nonverbal predicates present a challenge for Baker's (2003) assertion that independently motivated principles of grammar prevent nonverbal predicates from undergoing the head movement involved in verb incorporation, because two classes of Guarani nonverbal predicates are able to combine freely with the causative affix mbo-.
Hammink, Julianne E, "Verb incorporation in Guaraní causative constructions" (2006). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1434297.