The morphosyntax of the Hungarian sociative and dissociative suffixes

Dikken, Marcel den and Dékány, Éva (2023) The morphosyntax of the Hungarian sociative and dissociative suffixes. JOURNAL OF URALIC LINGUISTICS, 2 (1). pp. 75-97. ISSN 2772-3720 (print); 2772-3739 (online)


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This paper examines the morphosyntax of (dis)sociative ‘with(out)’, with particular reference to the facts of Hungarian but with an eye towards universality. The morphological analysis of -stul/stül ‘with’ and -talanul/telenül ‘without’ unpacks these complex forms, utilizing a variety of morphemes treated as heads of phrases in the syntax; the syntax, in turn, represents (dis)sociatives as depictive secondary predications, with a PRO-subject controlled by either the subject or the object of the containing clause. The morphophonology and semantics of sociative -stul and dissociative -talanul unfold compositionally from the syntactic structure. The analysis of (dis)sociatives reveals the benefits of composing complex word-level formatives in syntax, shows that snowballing head movement and phrasal movement are two discrete strategies for syntactic word formation, and sheds new light on several grammatical formatives and their interactions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociative, dissociative, depictive, locative, ablative, essive, negation
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 06:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 06:52

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