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dc.contributor.authorLundquist, Bjørn
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-22T12:44:58Z
dc.date.available2012-02-22T12:44:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the absence of reflexive or self-caused readings in certain types of participles and de-verbal nominalizations, like the hanging of the suicidal patient and The suicidal patient was hanged yesterday. I argue that the "anti-reflexive" reading is not triggered by the presence of a subject PRO or pro, but rather by the absence of reflexive marking, i.e. overt marking that functions to recode lexically specifi ed co-reference relations between the arguments of a predicate. I argue that the verb-phrase needs to be decomposed into at least two subparts/subevents and that each sub-event carries information about the participants involved in it (as in e.g. Pustejovsky 1995 and Ramchand 2008b). More speci cally, arguments receive their thematic information from indices on verbal heads that introduces sub-events. Event-denoting nominalizations and participles in general inherit the event structure from the verb, i.e. the indices present in the verbal roots. I further argue that simple reflexives can be verbal heads, that are inserted as a last resort when there is a mismatch between the lexically stored information of a verb and the structure generated in the syntax. This article focuses on data from Swedish, but comparisons will be made with English.en
dc.identifier.citationNordlyd 27(2011) s. 167-210en
dc.identifier.issn0332-7531
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 885568
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/3852
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_3574
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::General linguistics and phonetics: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::Nordic languages: 018en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Nordiske språk: 018en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::English language: 020en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020en
dc.titleRestrictions on reflexive and anti-causative readings in nominalizations and participlesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.typePeer revieweden


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