An Exhaustive Lexicalisation Account of Directional Complements

  title={An Exhaustive Lexicalisation Account of Directional Complements},
  author={Antonio F{\'a}bregas},
In this article I revisit the well-known empirical problem of manner of motion verbs with directional complements in Spanish. I present some data that, to my mind, had not received due attention in previous studies and I show that some manner of motion verbs actually allow directionals with the preposition a, while all of them allow them with prepositions like hacia or hasta. I argue that this pattern is due to a principle that states that every syntactic feature must be identified by lexical… CONTINUE READING

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