On the Divided Selves in Transitive Autocausative Motion Events



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Cross-Cultural Challenges in British and American Studies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords verbs of motion; argument structure; verbal lexical semantic content; agentive self; patientive self
Description The paper presents a discussion of the semantics of motion situations in which the agentive executor of the motion takes up two syntactic slots, hence takes up two argument positions. This is the case in transitive autocausative structures, in which the concept of the executor of motion is broken down into the agentive self taking up the subject position and the patientive self taking up the direct object position.
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