Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English. (Centre for Academic English)ORCID iD: H-6929-2013
2014 (English)In: Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes, ISSN 0986-6124, Vol. 43, no 2, 370-298 p.Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

The goal of this paper is to offer a unified analysis of the morphological structure of spatial adpositions and spatial case markers in three languages: English, Spanish, and Finnish. This analysis combines Distributed Morphology assumptions with a Type-Logical formal treatment. Two key results emerge from this unified morpho-syntactic analysis. First, spatial adpositions (behind, encima, laelta) can be accounted as the result of merging different “types” of spatial morphemes, including spatial case markers and particles. Second, cross-linguistic syntactic phenomena involving these categories (e.g. argument demotion) can also be accounted for straightforwardly, via our analysis. We suggest that these results also support a “morphology all the way up” view of Distributed Morphology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 43, no 2, 370-298 p.
National Category
Languages and Literature General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111166OAI: diva2:774531
Available from: 2014-12-24 Created: 2014-12-24 Last updated: 2015-01-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(706 kB)44 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 706 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ursini, Francesco-Alessio
By organisation
Department of English
In the same journal
Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes
Languages and LiteratureGeneral Language Studies and Linguistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 44 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 99 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link