Chapter published in:Verb Valency Changes: Theoretical and typological perspectives
Edited by Albert Álvarez González and Ia Navarro
[Typological Studies in Language 120] 2017
► pp. 134–164
Valency-changing operations in Yaqui resultatives
This paper describes the resultative constructions existing in Yaqui (Uto-Aztecan) and discusses the valency issues involved in these constructions. The study shows that Yaqui has five different syntactic types of resultatives: S-, A- and bivalent S-resultatives marked by the suffix -(l)a, and P- and R-resultatives marked by the suffix -(r)i. The analysis of the different valency-changing operations present in these constructions demonstrates that the -(l)a resultativization does not trigger a valency change, contrary to the -(r)i resultativization that always implies a valency decreasing operation. More specifically, it is shown that P-resultatives and personal passives exhibit a functional overlap, that R-resultatives are derived from an applicative construction, and that the bivalent S-resultative is in fact an externally possessed S-resultative that can be considered an external possession construction if the base verb is a non-derived intransitive verb root and if the possessive relation is an inanimate inalienable possession. As for the suffix -la used in A-resultatives, some evidences indicate that it is in the process of being grammaticalized as a perfect/anterior marker in Yaqui.
Published online: 30 September 2017
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