Chapter published in:Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11: Selected papers from the 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), London, Ontario
Edited by Silvia Perpiñán, David Heap, Itziri Moreno-Villamar and Adriana Soto-Corominas
[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 11] 2017
► pp. 33–52
Towards a unified treatment of Spanish copulas
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. resultative stative dichotomy in passives, this work shows that they all behave alike regarding their temporal interpretation. We derive such uniformity from the syntactic properties of the copulas themselves: estar includes an additional component ser lacks that makes everything it merges with stative, with particular temporoaspectual properties.
Keywords: copulas, Spanish, ser , estar , aspect, temporal interpretation, syntax-semantics
Published online: 19 October 2017
Arche, María J.
Arche, María J., and Timothy A. Stowell
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Bertinetto, Pier Marco and Alessandro Lenci
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