On the role of verbal particles in the progressive in Hungarian

Varasdi, Károly (2006) On the role of verbal particles in the progressive in Hungarian. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 53 (4). pp. 449-466. ISSN 1216-8076


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In this paper I discuss Hungarian progressive as it is expressed in focus-free sentences whose VP possibly contains a particle (verbal prefix). I define three simple distributional tests on the basis of which logical correspondences between certain types of expressions are established. These correspondences are then used to refute the hypothesis that the progressive in Hungarian is a stativizer. Finally, I take a broader look at the possibility of predicting the existence of the progressive reading in the case of particle plus verb complexes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
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