Article published in:Verb Classes and Aspect
Edited by Elisa Barrajón López, José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia and Susana Rodríguez Rosique
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 9] 2015
► pp. 334–356
Aspectual approach to causative-resultative denominal verbs
This paper has as its aim to verify the hypothesis according to which a verbal semantic class might correspond to a homogeneous aspectual characterization, since it could be thought that all the lexical items which share semantic features within the same class should be given the same aspectual definition. With that aim in mind, and after considering the whole set of causative denominal verbs in Spanish, our choice was to focus on the subset of causative-resultative denominal verbs where in turn it is possible to distinguish two semantic subtypes. Working on the basis of a corpus and the application of grammatical tests, the present study proves that the aspectual characterization of these verbs is not homogeneous; instead, a certain degree of variation exists within the semantic category.
Keywords: aspect, causation, result, verbal semantics
Published online: 25 November 2015
Cifuentes Honrubia, José Luis
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