Reflexive passives in Spanish according to arc pair grammar

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dc.contributor.advisor Stahlke, Herbert en_US De Gonzalez, Lucia en_US 2011-06-03T19:34:01Z 2011-06-03T19:34:01Z 1985 en_US 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1985 .D44 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper proposes a diachronic and synchronic analysis of the extensive use of se in Spanish reflexive and passive constructions with se being discussed in relation to the Unaccusative Hypothesis in Arc Pair Grammar.Universals in Arc Pair Grammar, namely the Unaccusative Law, the 1-Advancement Exclusiveness Law and the Final 1-Arc Law will account for the similarities and differences, first between English and Spanish predicates; and second, between ordinary reflexive constructions and reflexive passive constructions.Evidence from Spanish, primarily synchronic, is presented to analyze reflexive constructions that come from an initial unaccusative stratum. A parallel between these constructions and reflexive passives is established to demonstrate that unaccusative predicates and reflexive passive constructions are very closely related.Diachronically the paper claims that there is a logical and clear evolution of se based on corefentiality, anaphoric chains, unspecified arguments, and self-erasing ghost arcs.Finally this paper attempts to explain why in some instances the predicate will not exhibit agreement with the corresponding nominal. The Chomeur relation and the introduction of ghost arcs according to Arc Pair Grammar Laws and Theorems will provide the basis for this explanation.
dc.format.extent i, 62 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spanish language -- Passive voice. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arc pair grammar. en_US
dc.title Reflexive passives in Spanish according to arc pair grammar en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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