Article published in:Noun Phrases and Nominalization in Basque: Syntax and semantics
Edited by Urtzi Etxeberria, Ricardo Etxepare and Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 187] 2012
► pp. 397–436
Perception verb complements in Basque
In this paper, I argue that the uninflected complements of verbs of perception in Basque are aspectual phrases (AspPs), adapting a proposal by Felser (1998, 1999) to the specific properties of Basque perception complements. With that aim in mind, I will first describe the basic syntactic and semantic properties that non-inflected perception verb complements have in Basque. Then, I will critically review some of the previous proposals that have been entertained for the analysis of those contructions in that language. Finally, I will show that Felser’s analysis, once some of the specific morphosyntactic properties of Basque are factored out, represents the best possible account of the structure of those complements.
Published online: 20 June 2012
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