This paper examines the transitive constructions of "Verbal Noun+suru" such as haishutsu-suru (appear or come out), hassei-suru (appear) and jouhatsu-suru (evaporate); all of them have traditionally been considered having unaccusative qualities, hence they cannot be used as transitive verb or cannot make transitive alternations. And to conclude, they can make a transitive sentence, but not in a widely acknowledged way of voice alternation.
Using Kageyama's (1996, 2002) model, which argues the existence of a verb class to be named "unaccusative transitive verb" that should be antagonistic to "unaccusative intransitive verb", we will attempt to resolve the problem of mismatch in encoding in which unintentional events are encoded into transitive sentences. For this purpose, we will introduce a type of transitive construction called "setting-subject construction", which has the predicate of such an unaccusative transitive verb.
A setting-subject construction is supposed to be generated by a kind of conversion in the lexical conceptual structure (LCS) from "existence" into "possession" by focusing locative. As a result of the conversion, the subject and the object is construed as "possessor and possesee." Corpus-based analysis of the "VN-suru" as a setting-subject construction will reveal that transitive alternations can be occurred not only between causative verbs and unaccusative verbs but also between unaccusative intransitive verbs and unaccusative transitive verbs.