Chapter published in:Contemporary Trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics: Selected papers from the Hispanic Linguistic Symposium 2015
Edited by Jonathan E. MacDonald
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 15] 2018
► pp. 11–30
se-marked directed motion constructions
Anticausatives and figure reflexives
This paper discusses the descriptive properties of se-marked directed motion constructions typically instantiated by verbs such as caer-se (fall-se), ir-se (go-se) or subir-se (go up-se). I argue that such constructions are surface representations of two distinct underlying syntactic configurations: an anticausative (Schäfer, 2008) and a figure reflexive (Wood, 2014). The anticausative analysis corroborates work on the same topic by Cuervo (2014), Jiménez-Fernández & Tubino (2014) and Pineda (2016) while the figure reflexive analysis is a novel contribution.
Keywords: clitic, directed motion verbs, anticausatives, figure reflexives
Published online: 14 February 2018
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