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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Split intransitivity

Split intransitivity

(p.821) Chapter 50 Split intransitivity
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Delia Bentley

Oxford University Press

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in split intransitivity within the Romance context, covering such areas as conservation and loss of classical and late Latin patterns of split intransitivity; the effects and reflexes of Romance split intransitivity in relation to sentential word order, INDE-cliticization, absolute participle constructions, finite verb agreement, distribution of bare plural nominals, relative pronoun alternations, resultatives, adjectival adverb agreement, impersonal passive; syntactic, semantic, and lexical mismatches; gradience; stability and areal tendencies in the expansion/shrinking of overt reflexes of split intransitivity. Specific topics dealt with include: the advancement of active/inactive alignment; split intransitivity and the north-south divide; further split intransitivity diagnostics in Romance.

Keywords:   split intransitivity, word order, participle constructions, verb agreement, mismatches, gradience

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