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Non-Canonical Passives by Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer

By Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer

This quantity features a choice of papers facing buildings that experience a passive-like interpretation yet don't appear to proportion the entire homes with canonical passives. The fifteen chapters of this quantity increase vital questions about the right characterization of the common homes of passivization and mirror the present dialogue during this region, masking syntactic, semantic, psycho-linguistic and typological features of the phenomenon, from assorted theoretical views and in numerous language households and subsidized up normally via vast corpora and experimental experiences.

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Non-Canonical Passives

This quantity encompasses a number of papers facing structures that experience a passive-like interpretation yet don't appear to percentage the entire houses with canonical passives. The fifteen chapters of this quantity increase very important questions about the right characterization of the common homes of passivization and replicate the present dialogue during this zone, overlaying syntactic, semantic, psycho-linguistic and typological features of the phenomenon, from assorted theoretical views and in numerous language households and sponsored up ordinarily via wide corpora and experimental reports.

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4) and (5) illustrate a class of adjectival participles not usually distinguished, which I call situation-in-progress participles. Here the participle’s time reference matches that of the situation described by the corresponding verb. The (rare) participles in (4) express in-progress events. (4a,b) cannot be uttered if the music is over or the car is stationary (ignoring a resultative reading in (4b) where bad driving has affected the car). In (4c,d) the pictures depict in-progress events and need not reveal anything about the states of the Theme arguments.

She is going/ leaving can describe acts before departure (packing, dressing, farewells), in contrast to clear result state cases (Joe is escaping is not yet true if Joe is making a hole in a jail wall). This and the confinement to human arguments (*the lion/letter went/ left) suggests that the verbs have shifted meanings expressing departure-related actions without result states. Note finally that *left people and *entered people suffer from problems of thematic ambiguity: is people interpreted as an argument of the intransitive or transitive uses of V (cf.

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