Jaume Mateu (Barcelona) HANDOUT
wird am Donnerstag, den 17.04.2014
um 12:30 – 14:00 Uhr
in 22.01.2C (HHU, Düsseldorf)
im SFB 991-Kolloquium einen Vortrag halten über:
Change of state and the co-event conflation pattern: The case of unselected object constructions
In this talk I deal with the typological variation involved in the realm of verbal argument structure in the light of a formal distinction between incorporation and conflation processes. In particular, following Talmy’s (1991, 2000) well-known typological distinction between “verb-framed languages” and “satellite-framed languages”, it will be shown that his “co-event conflation pattern” can be dealt with by using the formal notion of conflation provided by Mateu (2012). Special attention will be paid to the formation of so-called “unselected object constructions” like the ones exemplified in (1), which can be taken as evidence for (neo)constructionist approaches to argument structure (cf. Goldberg  with Marantz [2005, 2013], Ramchand  or Acedo-Matellán , i.a.): e.g., cf. so-called “strong” resultatives like (1a), resultative V-V compounds in Chinese like (1b), verb-particle constructions like (1c), or constructions with a resultative prefix like Germ. (1d) or Lat. (1e), among others.
(1) a. The dog barked the chickens awake.
b. Lisi ba shoujuan ku-shi-le. (Chinese)
Lisi ba handkerchief cry-wet-le
‚Lisi cried the handkerchief wet‘
c. John worked his debts off.
d. Er vergärtnerte sein gesamtes Vermögen. (German)
he ver(away)-gardener-ed his whole fortune
‚In gardening, he used up all his fortune.’
e. Serpentes putamina extussiunt. (Latin)
snakes shells out-cough
‘Snakes cough the egg shells out.’
Mateu, Jaume. 2012. “Conflation and incorporation processes in resultative constructions”. In Violeta Demonte & Louise McNally (eds.). Telicity, Change, and State. A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
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