Complex Predicates: The Syntax-Morphology Interface by Leila Lomashvili

By Leila Lomashvili

Advanced predicates current varied degrees of complexity on the syntactic and morphological degrees crosslinguistically. the point of interest of this booklet is a subset of those structures (causative and applicative) in 3 polysynthetic languages of the South Caucasian language kin, during which the useful morphology linked to the argument constitution of those buildings is strangely wealthy. because of such concentration, the syntax-morphology interface in causative and applicative buildings is topic to scrutiny in major chapters of the publication. The research contains the argument constitution of causatives and applicatives in addition to the morpho-phonological instantiation of the useful heads all for those structures. The ebook is written very in actual fact and is out there for a large viewers together with undergraduate scholars within the introductory syntax and morphology classes in addition to graduate scholars in uncomplicated syntax classes and seminars in linguistics. It clearly appeals to a common linguistic viewers attracted to theoretical linguistics.

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The three series differentially mark the case of subjects and objects. In particular, the subjects of transitive and unergative verbs are assigned different cases in the different series: nominative in the Present, ergative in the Aorist, and dative in the Perfective. The following tables show the screeves in the three series and the corresponding case marking of the arguments of transitive and unergative verbs: (39) The structure of the series in Georgian Series Present (s = nom) Aorist Screeves (Present group) present imperfect (Future group) future conditional conjunctive future (s = erg) aorist conjunctive past Perfective (s = Dative) present perfect pluperfect (evidential) conjunctive present conjunctive perfect Chapter 1.

Complex Predicates The structure in (11) is derived through the conflation of {P} and {N} first and then P ‘forces’ the merger of the specifier by selection, which is instantiated by the DP the wine. After this merger {P} is conflated with the V0 with further Merge. In Georgian, unergative verbs present a semantically wider variety than in English but they rarely involve structures with location/locatum arguments like those in English (bottle, saddle). As mentioned above, subjects are agentive and they check nom/erg/dative cases against Voice across the present, aorist, and the perfective series much like those of transitive verbs.

The screeves represent the conjugation pattern for one specific combination of Tense, Aspect, and Mood. The three series differentially mark the case of subjects and objects. In particular, the subjects of transitive and unergative verbs are assigned different cases in the different series: nominative in the Present, ergative in the Aorist, and dative in the Perfective. The following tables show the screeves in the three series and the corresponding case marking of the arguments of transitive and unergative verbs: (39) The structure of the series in Georgian Series Present (s = nom) Aorist Screeves (Present group) present imperfect (Future group) future conditional conjunctive future (s = erg) aorist conjunctive past Perfective (s = Dative) present perfect pluperfect (evidential) conjunctive present conjunctive perfect Chapter 1.

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