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Poster Presentation for "Why does English need to be bothering while Romance just bothers?"

posted on 2021-06-01, 23:55 authored by María Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia, Josep Ausensi
This poster was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

Provided abstract:
Intransitive Causatives (ICs) suggest an underexplored argument structure realization in verbs entering the causative alternation, with implications for argument structure and verb formation. An (inanimate) subject is licensed as the sole argument, naturally interpreted as a possible cause. The undergoer is semantically and syntactically unrealized. ICs challenge major claims on argument structure and causative alternation and reveal major productive asymmetry between English (1) and Romance (2).

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