Syntactic Positions of Turkish Bare NPs The View from Aspect and Prosody

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/253456
Title:
Syntactic Positions of Turkish Bare NPs The View from Aspect and Prosody
Author:
Nagai, Miho; Öner Özçelik
Affiliation:
CUNY Graduate Center; Indiana University
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/253456
Abstract:
The goal of this paper is to show that internal arguments of verbs in Turkish do not uniformly occur in the complement position of the verb (contra e.g. Perlmutter 1978, 1989). We examine syntactic positions of bare arguments in Turkish on the basis of aspectual (Aktionsart) properties of VPs (e.g. Vendler 1967) and prosodic structure. Looking at where low adverbs appear, we propose that there are (at least) two different positions where bare internal arguments can occur in syntax – bare internal arguments of Turkish achievements occur in SpecVP while those of accomplishments occur in the complement position of V. This proposal is also supported by prosodic evidence.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNagai, Mihoen_US
dc.contributor.authorÖner Özçeliken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T12:06:07Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-27T12:06:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/253456-
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this paper is to show that internal arguments of verbs in Turkish do not uniformly occur in the complement position of the verb (contra e.g. Perlmutter 1978, 1989). We examine syntactic positions of bare arguments in Turkish on the basis of aspectual (Aktionsart) properties of VPs (e.g. Vendler 1967) and prosodic structure. Looking at where low adverbs appear, we propose that there are (at least) two different positions where bare internal arguments can occur in syntax – bare internal arguments of Turkish achievements occur in SpecVP while those of accomplishments occur in the complement position of V. This proposal is also supported by prosodic evidence.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleSyntactic Positions of Turkish Bare NPs The View from Aspect and Prosodyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCUNY Graduate Centeren_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndiana Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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