Antonio Fábregas

List of John Benjamins publications for which Antonio Fábregas plays a role.


Subjects Morphology | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


Fábregas, Antonio. 2022. Chapter 11. Structural and lexical aspects of the morphology of English participles. Paradigms in Word Formation: Theory and applications, Ruz, Alba E., Cristina Fernández-Alcaina and Cristina Lara-Clares (eds.), pp. 285–318
In this contribution, I explore the plausibility of a paradigm-free view to the analysis of different irregularities involving participles in English. I propose that making reference to paradigm-like entities is inescapable to provide a full account of the forms, but that the role of paradigms is… read more | Chapter
The goal of this article is the analysis of the empirical properties of change of state verbs which do not specifiy lexically the dimension where change operates – such as aumentar ‘increase’, reducir ‘reduce’, acrecentar ‘increase’ –, and also to examine the theoretical consequences that this… read more | Article
Fábregas, Antonio and Martin Krämer. 2020. Why prefixes (almost) never participate in vowel harmony. Lexical Issues in the Architecture of the Language Faculty, Padovan, Andrea (ed.), pp. 84–111
One of the most common ways of morphological marking is affixation, morphemes are classified according to their position. In languages with affixal morphology, suffixes and prefixes are the most common types of affixes. Despite several proposals, it has been impossible to identify solid… read more | Article
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín. 2020. Chapter 4. Initiators, states and passives in Spanish psych verbs. Beyond Emotions in Language: Psychological verbs at the interfaces, Rozwadowska, Bożena and Anna Bondaruk (eds.), pp. 113–140
The goal here is twofold: the first one is to point out the existence of at least two classes of Object Experiencer psychological verbs (henceforth, OEPV) in Spanish with respect to their passive behavior, casting doubt on Landau (2010), who proposes that passivization of OEPVs correlates with the… read more | Chapter
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín. 2018. Spanish adjectives are PathPs. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), pp. 111–126
The goal of this contribution is to explore the hypothesis that not all languages that have a lexical open class of adjectives project them syntactically as the same kind of object. Specifically, we will argue that Spanish adjectives syntactically project their scales as PathPs, while English… read more | Chapter
Marín, Rafael and Antonio Fábregas. 2018. Spanish estarse is not only agentive, but also inchoative. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 13: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 29, Nijmegen, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Dominique Nouveau (eds.), pp. 209–224
This article explores the properties of constructions involving the stage level copula estar with the pronominal form se, which has been argued to encode an agentive component lacking from the non se-marked form. While several previous studies have argued that estarse constructions involve… read more | Chapter
Arche, María J., Antonio Fábregas and Rafael Marín. 2017. Chapter 2. Towards a unified treatment of Spanish copulas. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11: Selected papers from the 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), London, Ontario, Perpiñán, Silvia, David Heap, Itziri Moreno-Villamar and Adriana Soto-Corominas (eds.), pp. 33–52
This paper sets the basis for a uniform account of the alternation between the two Spanish copulas (ser and estar) in adjectival and passive clauses. While the copular contrast has been attributed to the different properties of adjectives (e.g. individual vs. stage level) and to an eventive vs.… read more | Chapter
Fábregas, Antonio, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández and Mercedes Tubino-Blanco. 2017. Chapter 3. What’s up with dative experiencers?. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 12: Selected papers from the 45th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Campinas, Brazil, Lopes, Ruth E.V., Juanito Ornelas de Avelar and Sonia M. L. Cyrino (eds.), pp. 29–48
In this paper we discuss the argument structure of psych verbs in connection with information structure, particularly object experiencer psych verbs (OEPVs), which select an accusative and/or dative argument. We propose that the natural order available in all-focus sentences for dative OEPVs is… read more | Chapter
An understudied property of Spanish grammar is the possibility of obtaining a directional reading with a PP introduced by con ‘with’, as in Ven con papá ‘Come to daddy’. This work explores this construction taking into account both the properties of the verb and the prepositional phrase,… read more | Article
Putnam, Michael T. and Antonio Fábregas. 2014. On the need for formal features in the narrow syntax. Minimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the interfaces, Kosta, Peter, Steven L. Franks, Teodora Radeva-Bork and Lilia Schürcks (eds.), pp. 56–77
In this chapter we pose the non-trivial question regarding the status of functional features (f-features) in minimalist inquiry. This investigation explores whether or not f-features can be considered an essential part of narrow syntactic operations if they can be relegated to some sort of Late… read more | Article
Fábregas, Antonio and Rafael Marín. 2012. State nouns are Kimian states. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2010: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Leiden 2010, Franco, Irene, Sara Lusini and Andrés Saab (eds.), pp. 41–64
The study of states in the verbal domain has recently been enriched with the distinction between K-states and D-states (Maienborn 2005; Rothmayr 2009). This new line of research has not been extended to state denoting nouns, which have been in general much less studied than those nouns denoting… read more | Article
Scalise, Sergio and Antonio Fábregas. 2010. The head in compounding. Cross-Disciplinary Issues in Compounding, Scalise, Sergio and Irene Vogel (eds.), pp. 109–126
This chapter deals with the notion of head inside compounds. We will first focus on the unproblematic cases which have led researchers to determine that compounds contain a head (Section 1). Then we will analyse more problematic cases, showing that some of the properties of heads (such as their… read more | Article