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Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition

Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages

Authors: Mackenzie, I.

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The author questions the status quo in Romance linguistics. The Ergative/Unaccusative syntactic approach has been accepted as the orthodox analytical paradigm. He re-examines both the theoretical imperative and the empirical evidence for that approach, drawing on a large amount of new and surprising data from Italian, Spanish, French and Catalan.

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IAN E. MACKENZIE is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. His specialist areas are Spanish syntax and semantics, philosophy of language and Spanish in Latin America. He is the author of four books including Spanish: an Essential Grammar (with Peter T. Bradley),

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Ergative Analysis and the Unaccusative Hypothesis

    Pages 1-16

    Mackenzie, Ian

  • Expletive Inversion

    Pages 17-38

    Mackenzie, Ian

  • Partitive Cliticization

    Pages 39-69

    Mackenzie, Ian

  • Bare Subjects

    Pages 70-102

    Mackenzie, Ian

  • Perfect Auxiliary Selection

    Pages 103-161

    Mackenzie, Ian

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62755-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230627550
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4918-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52550-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 230
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