Split Auxiliary Systems
A cross-linguistic perspective
Raúl Aranovich | University of California, Davis
The alternation between the auxiliaries BE and HAVE, which this collection examines, is often discussed in connection with generative analyses of split intransitivity. But this book's purpose is to place the phenomenon in a broader context. Well-known facts in the Romance and Germanic language families are extended with data from lesser studied languages and dialects (Romanian, Paduan), and also with experimental and historical data. Moreover, the book goes beyond the usual language families in which the phenomenon has been studied, with the inclusion of two chapters on Chinese and Korean. The theoretical background of the contributors is also broad, ranging from current Generative approaches to Cognitive and Optimality-Theoretical frameworks. Readers interested in the structural, historical, developmental, or experimental aspects of auxiliary selection should profit from this book's comprehensive empirical coverage and from the plurality of contemporary linguistic analyses it contains.
[Typological Studies in Language, 69] 2007. vii, 277 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Foreword | p. vii
Split auxiliary selection from a crosslinguistic perspectiveRaúl Aranovich | pp. 1–23
Transitivity parameters and auxiliary selection by L2 students of GermanCarlee Arnett | pp. 25–46
An irrealis BE auxiliary in RomanianLarisa Avram and Virginia Hill | pp. 47–64
Auxiliary selection and split intransitivity in Paduan: Variation, and lexical-aspectual constraintsMichela Cennamo and Antonella Sorace | pp. 65–99
The development of the HAVE perfect: Mutual influences of Greek and LatinBridget Drinka | pp. 101–121
Agentivity versus auxiliary choice: Evidence from pronominal binding in German AcI-constructionsVera Lee-Schoenfeld | pp. 123–143
Optimizing auxiliary selection in RomanceGéraldine Legendre | pp. 145–180
Auxiliary selection in ChineseFeng-hsi Liu | pp. 181–205
Parameterized auxiliary selection: a fine-grained interaction of features and linking rulesJanet H. Randall | pp. 207–235
Particle selection in Korean auxiliary formationSeongha Rhee | pp. 237–254
Language use and auxiliary selection in the perfectK. Aaron Smith | pp. 255–270
Language index | p. 271
Name index | p. 273
Subject index | pp. 275–277
“This collection of essays is an important contribution to the current debate on split auxiliary systems. Gathering work on well-known and lesser-known systems of auxiliary selection (Romance, Germanic, Korean, Chinese, Greek), it sheds fresh empirical and theoretical light on aspectual auxiliaries. It will be of interest to researchers in theoretical and applied linguistics, typology and diachronic linguistics.”
Delia Bentley, University of Manchester
“This is a fascinating volume for afficionados of unaccusative-type phenomena and for observers of linguistic methodology in mutation.”
Annie Zaenen, Palo Alto Research Center, in Language 85(3): 682-686
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