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Syntactic structure of Spanish parasynthesis : towards a split little-v via affectedness
Martínez Vera, Gabriel Antonio (University of Connecticut)

Date: 2016
Abstract: In this paper, I claim that the syntactic structure of Spanish parasynthetic verbs a-…-ar (e. g. a-bland-ar 'to soften') and en-…-ar (en-dulz-ar 'to sweeten') provides (further) evidence for a decomposed vP structure. I propose that these verbs are represented with a structure where v. Caus and verbalizer-v are distinct. In particular, I analyze transitive a-/en-…-ar verbs as complex predicates with a v. Caus-headed vP and a Small Clause (SC) that denotes change of state/location for the theme. These verbs differ in the properties of a projection (XP), located between vP and SC, whose head expresses how specific the result state/location for the internal argument is: a-. . . -ar specifies a (particular) result state/location for the internal argument whereas en-. . . -ar remains underspecified with regard to a (particular) result state/location.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Little-v ; Parasynthesis ; Argument structure ; Result state/location ; Affectedness ; Spanish
Published in: Isogloss : a journal on variation of Romance and Iberian languages, Vol. 2 Núm. 2 (2016) , p. 63-94 (Articles) , ISSN 2385-4138

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DOI: 10.5565/rev/isogloss.40

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