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The Morphosyntax of Transitions: A Case Study in Latin and Other Languages

Víctor Acedo-Matellán


This book deals with the cross-linguistic expression of events of transition, as encoded in the well-known Talmian typology of satellite- vs verb-framed languages. The principal aim is that of deriving the variation from morphological properties of functional items involved in the syntactic structuring of such events. Empirically, the focus is mainly set on the status of Early and Classical Latin as a satellite-framed language, which is explored through the examination of a variety of constructions. Latin is compared with Slavic and the generalization is explored that neither language allows t ... More

Keywords: event of transition, syntax-morphology interface, Latin, Slavic, prefix, argument structure, neo-constructionist approach, Talmian typology, resultative construction, Distributed Morphology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733287
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733287.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Víctor Acedo-Matellán, author
Junior Research Fellow in Linguistics, Queens' College, University of Cambridge