Non-canonical Passives

Non-canonical Passives

eBook - 2013
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This paper highlights similarities between two classes of arguably non-canonical passives, namely 'deponent' verbs familiar from Latin, and 'inherent reflexive' verbs in Germanic and Romance, arguing that the latter are the counterparts of the former - notably, both classes of verbs are denominal/deadjectival. Building on the idea that overt morphological voice markings reflect feature distinctions associated with v0 in the syntax, I argue that the special 'unaccusative' morphology (i.e. reflexive or non-active) doesn't just bear on the absence of an external argument in the syntax, but.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia :, John Benjamins Publishing Company,, [2013]
ISBN: 9789027272270
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 361 pages) : illustrations


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