State and change of state in Latin: A view from the lexicon-syntax interface

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This paper offers a syntactic account of Haverling’s (1994 ff.) descriptive insights regarding the formation of both stative verbs and -sco verbs expressing change in Early and Classical Latin. In particular, the formal distinction between incorporation and conflation (cfr. Haugen 2008, 2009 and Mateu 2012, i.a.) is shown to be useful when dealing with the formation of these verbs. Following Acedo-Matellán and Mateu’s (2013) formal account of Talmy’s (1991, 2000) typology of motion events, the paper also addresses the question of why aspectual resultative prefixation is a phenomenon that is expected to be found in a satellite-framed language like Latin (e.g., cfr. inarescere ‘to start becoming dry’) but not in verb-framed languages like Catalan or Spanish.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoundaries, Phases and Interfaces
Subtitle of host publicationCase studies in honor of Violeta Demonte
EditorsOlga Fernández-Soriano, Elena Castroviejo Miró, Isabel Pérez-Jiménez
Place of PublicationAmsterdam & Philadelphia
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789027265722
ISBN (Print)9789027257222
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameLinguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today
ISSN (Print)0166-0829


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