Morphosyntactic Alternations in English - Functional and Cognitive Perspectives - Pilar Guerrero Medina

Morphosyntactic Alternations in English - Functional and Cognitive Perspectives - Pilar Guerrero Medina

6. Spontaneous and facilitative events revisited

Morphosyntactic Alternations in English - Functional and Cognitive Perspectives - Pilar Guerrero Medina

Juana L. Marín-Arrese
Universidad Complutense of Madrid

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Juana Marín-Arrese’s chapter deals with the codification of facilitative and spontaneous linguistic types in English and Spanish. The author revisits the characterizing features of inchoative and middle constructions from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Marín-Arrese argues for a non-derivational analysis of these constructions, based on the notions of construal and profiling. A “fuzzy middle area” is posited between the two constructions, which accounts for instances of “blends” and other nonprototypical constructions.

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Marín-Arrese, Juana. 6. Spontaneous and facilitative events revisited. Morphosyntactic Alternations in English - Functional and Cognitive Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 137 - 160 Sep 2011. ISBN 9781845537449. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20277. Date accessed: 17 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20277. Sep 2011

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