Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages

  • Ian┬áMackenzie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 187-230

About this book


The author questions the status quo in Romance linguistics. The Ergative/Unaccusative syntactic approach has been accepted as the orthodox analytical paradigm. He re-examines both the theoretical imperative and the empirical evidence for that approach, drawing on a large amount of new and surprising data from Italian, Spanish, French and Catalan.


Index perfect subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian┬áMackenzie
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  1. 1.School of Modern LanguagesUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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