The Syntactic Structure of Palauan Resultatives

  title={The Syntactic Structure of Palauan Resultatives},
  author={Justin Nuger},
Embick (2004) has recently challenged the widely held view that English resultative participles (or adjectival passives) are formed in the lexicon while (verbal) passives are built syntactically (a proposal originally formalized in Wasow 1977; see also Bresnan 1982, Levin and Rappaport 1986, and many others). Instead, Embick argues for a syntactic analysis to explain why only certain arguments of a verb may serve as externalized arguments of a corresponding resultative, which must be stipulated… CONTINUE READING
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