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The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, and Rafael Marín


Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the ingredients of predication structures, the properties of nominal categories, agreement, and the interaction between syntax and semantics at the level of clause structure. The current research on copulas has gone beyond the investigation of what kind of objects they are, and has implications for the nature of agreement and other formal processes in syntax and morphology, as well as proposals about the types of structu ... More

Keywords: copulas, predication, agreement, clause structure, syntax–semantics interface, grammatical categories

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829850
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María J. Arche, editor
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Spanish, University of Greenwich

Antonio Fábregas, editor
Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Rafael Marín, editor
Researcher in Linguistics, CNRS/University of Lille

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