On the -Ás suffix: Word formation in the syntax?

Laczkó, Tibor (2009) On the -Ás suffix: Word formation in the syntax? Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 56 (1). pp. 23-114. ISSN 1216-8076


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In this paper I discuss Kenesei’s (2005) syntactic derivational approach to -Ás complex event nominals in Hungarian, and I compare it with previous lexicalist analyses. I demonstrate that the facts that, according to Kenesei, call for a syntactic analysis (e.g., binding and control phenomena, anti-agreement, negation, and aspect) can be captured in an appropriately developed lexicalist framework with at least the same degree of efficiency, consistency and in a sufficiently principled manner. I outline the most important aspects of such an analysis in the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. I also point out that there are additional considerations which support a lexical treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 08:50

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