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dc.contributor.authorHuang, C.-T. James James
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T17:15:06Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2013-05-02T23:39:39-04:00
dc.identifier.citationC.-T. James Huang. 2013. Variations in non-canonical passives. In Non-canonical passives, ed. Artemis Alexiadou and Florian Schäfer, 95-114. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33921597
dc.description.abstractThis paper shows that non-canonical passives (like English get- and Chinese bei-passives) exhibit a chameleonic character that makes them amenable to a control and/or a raising analysis – depending on context and lexical choice. Such passives are formed by superimposing on the main predicate a higher semi-lexical verb whose meaning may include one or more points in the causative-unaccusative spectrum. Such semi-lexical verbs may differ in their ‘bandwidths’ along the spectrum, exhibiting lexical, contextual and idiolectal micro-variation – accounting for the controversies that have often arisen in the literature. The paper demonstrates the need for fine-grained decomposition in argument structure theory by providing several concrete cases, and ends with a case study of so-called ‘give-passives’ in Mandarin, arguing that they are raising constructions involving an existential use of gei ‘give’ and an implicit affectee which gives rise to their passive-like meanings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLinguisticsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjaminsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/la.205.05hua//detailsen_US
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dc.subjectnon-canonical passivesen_US
dc.subjectpassivization cartographyen_US
dc.subjectcontrol-raising controversyen_US
dc.subjectget-passivesen_US
dc.subjectbei-passivesen_US
dc.subjectgei-passivesen_US
dc.subjectMandarinen_US
dc.titleVariations in Non-Canonical Passivesen_US
dc.typeMonograph or Booken_US
dc.date.updated2013-05-03T03:39:50Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderC.-T. James Huang
dash.depositing.authorHuang, C.-T. James James
dc.date.available2017-09-20T17:15:06Z
dc.relation.bookNon-Canonical Passivesen_US
workflow.legacycommentsHuang emailed 2016-04-20 AD Resubmitted manuscript with 2016-05-13 batch. MMen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedHuang, C-T


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