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Argument structure and aspect in adjectives and participles: Where are we?

Argument structure and aspect in adjectives and participles: Where are we?

Arche, María J., Fábregas, Antonio and Marín, Rafael (2014) Argument structure and aspect in adjectives and participles: Where are we? Lingua (Special Issue: Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles), 149 (Part B). pp. 95-117. ISSN 0024-3841 (doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2014.08.002)

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Abstract

One of the oldest concerns in linguistic theory is the characterization of grammatical categories, and the problem of how to capture their similarities and differences. Perhaps one of the most problematic cases identified in previous studies has been to find a non-parochial characterization of the relation between adjectives and verbs; participles are at the centre of the problem, because they show mixed morphosyntactic and semantic properties that connect them both with adjectives and verbs. The aim of this contribution is to summarize the main results and pending questions that the literature has identified in the study of the relation between adjectives, participles and verbs. We concentrate on two problems: their argument structure and their aspectual properties.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adjectives, Participles, Argument Structure, Aspect, Grammatical Categories
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 04:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14698

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