Agent, causer and instrument PPs in Greek : implications for verbal structure

In this paper we investigate the distribution of PPs related to external arguments (agent, causer, instrument, causing event) in Greek. We argue that their distribution supports an analysis, according to which agentive/i
In this paper we investigate the distribution of PPs related to external arguments (agent, causer, instrument, causing event) in Greek. We argue that their distribution supports an analysis, according to which agentive/instrument and causer PPs are licensed by distinct functional heads, respectively. We argue against a conceivable alternative analysis, which links agentivity and causation to the prepositions themselves. We furthermore identify a particular type of Voice head in Greek anticausative realised by non-active Voice morphology.
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Author:Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1108351
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/23
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2008/09/23
SWD-Keyword:Griechisch ; Präposition
Source:http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/artemis/handouts/alexiadou&anagnostopoulouPPS.pdf ; (to appear in:) MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
HeBIS PPN:205492533
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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