Article published in:Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Groningen 2008
Edited by Reineke Bok-Bennema, Brigitte Kampers-Manhe and Bart Hollebrandse
[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2] 2010
► pp. 233–248
Pluractional verbs that grammaticise number through the part-of relation
This paper pursues an analysis of verbs like Italian mordicchiare (nibble) as event-internal pluractional verbs that denote composite single events where the predicate is distributed on the fragments of one entity, and grammaticise a local form of number through the part-of relation. This opens the possibility of reading number marking in aspectual terms, whereby fragmenting is a form of modification that perturbs the mapping between event and object.
Published online: 24 November 2010
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Donazzan, Marta & Lucia M. Tovena
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