Chapter published in:Beyond Emotions in Language: Psychological verbs at the interfaces
Edited by Bożena Rozwadowska and Anna Bondaruk
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 263] 2020
► pp. 75–112
Encoding inception in the domain of psych verbs in Polish
The chapter argues that Polish psych verbs are simple eventualities denoting states in both their imperfective and perfective forms. It is argued that the perfectivising prefixes deriving perfective psych verbs belong to the category of superlexical prefixes in the typology of among others, Romanova (2004) and Svenonius (2004) and function to delimit the temporal dimension of the (stative) event, generating inceptive (or inchoative) state. The perfective forms are argued to be simple events, which do not assert change of state. In this respect, Polish OE psych verbs differ from their English and German counterparts, which have been analysed as achievements in the literature (e.g., van Voorst, 1992; Rothmayr, 2009).
Keywords: psychological verbs, subject experiencer verbs, object experiencer verbs, lexical aspect, grammatical aspect, lexical prefixes, superlexical prefixes, event structure, simple events, inceptive events
Published online: 08 December 2020
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