2004
Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1384-5845
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1171

Abstract

According to current insights, attributive past participles (APPs) are impossible only with immutative intransitive verbs. Yet there appear to be APP restrictions with transitive and mutative intransitive verbs, but these restrictions are less absolute. In APP constructions, the attributive relationship implies that a PP, which presents the verbal meaning as a , forms a together with a noun. In contrast with immutative intransitives, PPs of transitive and mutative intransitive verbs always embody a patient situation. The problem, then, is why some patient situations seem to be unsuitable to form a category with a noun. Below, we argue that, in these cases, the patient situation is or . The explanation of APP restrictions with mutatively used movement verbs lies in the role of the subject referent, which causes the immutative counterpart of these verbs to come into play.

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