||Kim, Jae Min. (2016). A Non-derivational Approach to Anticausative Constructions. The Linguistic Association of Korea Journal, 24(2), 25-40. The aim of this paper is to support the non-derivational approach to the Anticausative constructions using English, Korean and other language examples. For the relationship between Causatives and Anticausatives, there are two most significant parameters of theoretical variation. The first parameter is that Anticausatives derived from Causative counterpart, that Causatives are derived from Anticausative counterparts, and that they are derived independently. The second parameter is that Anticausative constructions involve implicit causation. In this paper I argue that Causatives and Anticausatives should be derived independently, and the claimAnticausatives are underlyingly causalbe mistaken. I present two pieces of evidence: The first one is that there is asymmetry in the variants of Causative/Anticausative alternation. The second one is that there are many examples that have non-direct causation PPs in Anticausative constructions. A Causer PP may or may not appear in the Anticausative constructions. An applicative can directly introduce a direct causation into Anticausative construction regardless of the underlying causal component. I regard the sentential Causer PP in Anticausatives as a circumstantial or background option which arises at an after-syntactic interface.