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The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax-Lexicon Interface

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Martin Everaert (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257652
eISBN:
9780191717772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257652.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The phenomenon of unaccusativity is a central focus for the study of the complex properties of verb classes. The Unaccusative Hypothesis, first formulated in 1978, claimed that there are two classes ... More


Extending Deponency: Implications for Morphological Mismatches*

Andrew Spencer

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses a number of types of mismatch that do not fit neatly into more traditional schemas. Most of these are considered mismatches that occur when a word of one morpholexical category ... More


Grammaticalization of ser and estar in Romance

Montserrat Batllori and Francesc Roca

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the grammaticalization process undergone by STARE from Latin to Romance, especially in Spanish and Catalan, and how this verb progressively replaced ESSE in locative, ... More


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