Show simple item record Alsina i Keith, Àlex Yang, Fengrong 2021-09-07T07:03:11Z 2021-09-07T07:03:11Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Alsina A, Yang F. Catalan intransitive verbs and argument realization. In: Butt M, King TH (Eds.). Proceedings of the LFG’18 Conference; 2018 Jul 17-19; Vienna, Austria. Stanford: CSLI Publications; 2018. p. 46-66.
dc.identifier.issn 1098-6782
dc.description Comunicació presentada al LFG’18 Conference celebrat del 17 a 19 de juliol de 2018 a Viena, Austria.
dc.description.abstract The goal of this paper is to analyze the behavior of the single direct argument of intransitive verbs in Catalan, including its encoding as a grammatical function, verbal agreement, case assignment, and expression by means of clitics. Our main claim is that the single direct argument of a clause can be a nominative object. We show that the direct argument of intransitive verbs (whether unaccusative or unergative) alternates between subject and object. The proposed analysis diverges from standard versions of LFG, as it allows an external argument to map onto an object and allows a clause to lack a subject, in violation of the Subject Condition. We propose a new mapping theory in which case assignment plays a major role and account for the agreement facts by assuming a set of agreement features of the clause (AGR) that are identified with a grammatical function (GF), not necessarily the subject, by general constraints.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CSLI Publications
dc.rights The papers are published under a CC-BY license
dc.title Catalan intransitive verbs and argument realization
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
dc.subject.keyword Intransitive verbs
dc.subject.keyword Argument realization
dc.subject.keyword Mapping theory
dc.subject.keyword Verb agreement
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