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Title Non-canonical Passives / edited by Artemis Alexiadou, University of Stuttgart ; Florian Schäfer, University of Stuttgart
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 361 pages) : illustrations
Series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today ; v. 205
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 205
Contents Non-Canonical Passives; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Non-canonical passives; 1. Forword; 2. Introduction; 3. Defining passives; 3.1 The standard view; 3.2 On the syntactic reality of implicit agents; 4. Canonical vs. non-canonical passives; 4.1 The case of the English get-passive; 4.2 Beyond English; 5. Summary and overview; References; Adjectival passives and adjectival participles in English; 1. Identifying (different types of) adjectival participles; 2. Theme externalization; 2.1 Coordination and ATB; 2.2 Prenominal participles
2. Differences between the get-passive and the be-passive2.1 Defining the get-passive; 2.2 Sociolinguistic differences: Register and style; 2.3 Semantic differences: Adversative reading and secondary agent; 2.4 Syntactic differences: Get and the participle; 3. Corpus-based insights; 3.1 Corpus information; 3.2 Revisiting the adversity effect; 3.3 Revisiting the involved subject (secondary agent reading); 3.4 Revisiting the implicit argument; 4. Conclusion; References; Three "competing" auxiliaries of a non-canonical passive; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous research on the German GET passive
3. Auxiliaries of the German GET passive3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Empirical analyses of auxiliary selection; 4. Summary; References; Variations in non-canonical passives; 1. Introduction; 2. On the chameleonic character of the get and bei passives; 3. The fine structure of the non-canonical passive; 4. On lexical choice and the syntax of the so-called 'give-passive' in Mandarin; 5. Summary and conclusion; References; How much bekommen is there in the German bekommen passive?; 1. Introduction; 2. Varieties of ditransitive verbs; 3. Experiment; 3.1 Method; 3.2 Results; 3.3 Discussion
3. Implicit Initiators in adjectival participles3.1 Disjoint reference and coreference; 3.2 Constraints on by-phrases; 3.3. Purpose clauses; 4. Unaccusative-based participles; 4.1 Unaccusative participles are productive with clear result states; 4.2 Why transitives are not subject to the result state requirement; 5. Semantic and syntactic analyses; 5.1 Transitive resultative participles, externalization and implicit Initiators; 5.2 Other types of participles; 6. Conclusion; References; The get-passive at the intersection of get and the passive; 1. Introduction
4. Corpus study5. General discussion; References; Haben-statives in German; 1. Introduction; 2. Haben-statives in the context of related constructions; 2.1 Stative vs. perfect construction with haben; 2.2 Haben-stative vs. bekommen-passive; 3. The adjectival status of the participle; 3.1 Some evidence; 3.2 Rothstein's approach (2007); 3.3 Critique of Rothstein's approach; 4. Towards an analysis of haben-statives; 4.1 Auxiliary and main verb haben; 4.2 Constituency and depictives; 4.3 Prenominal vs. postnominal adjective/participle; 5. An open question; 6. Concluding remarks; References
Summary 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
Notes Another passive that isn't one
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Causal relations (Linguistics)
Generative grammar.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Passive voice.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Topic and comment.
Form Electronic book
Author Alexiadou, Artemis, editor
Schäfer, Florian, editor
LC no. 2012047346
ISBN 1299283799
9027272271 (electronic bk.)
9789027272270 (electronic bk.)