Accounting for Cross-Linguistic Variation in Modification by Depictives

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Abstract

Depictives are constituents (typically APs) that describe a stage-level property of a participant of the situation described by the main verb. A depictive must not be a subconstituent of the DP that expresses the participant. I will use the term “host” for the participant modified by the depictive, and indicate the relationship between a depictive and its possible hosts by indices.(1) a. Maryi ate the fishj raw# i/j/drunki/# j. b. Johni served Maryj coffee drunki/* j.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSinFonIJA 13: 13th Conference on Syntax, Phonology, and Language Analysis
Pages1-14
StatePublished - 2020

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