© 2016 PUCV, Chile. In this article we present a detailed description of the event structure of the reciprocal situations expressed lexically in Spanish. The description is based on the sentences extracted from a Spanish corpus. We put forward a proposal that involves differentiating between the simple or multiple nature of the reciprocal event and also between the independent or dependent relation of the subevents that make up a reciprocal situation. We characterize reciprocal verbs according to an aspectual typology and we also contribute a new analysis of the so-called collective verbs in order to distinguish them from reciprocal predicates. Finally, we propose a redefinition of the condition of bidirectionality for reciprocal situations.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- Collective verbs
- Event structure
- Reciprocal verbs
- Strong/weak reciprocity
- Symmetric verbs
Fernández-Montraveta, A., & García, G. V. (2016). The event structure of reciprocal verbs and its implications for bidirectionality. Revista Signos, 49(92), 280-303. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-09342016000300002