13. A Functional Discourse Grammar approach to the Swarm-alternation as a case of conversion
Morphosyntactic Alternations in English - Functional and Cognitive Perspectives - Pilar Guerrero Medina
Carmen Portero Muñoz
University of Córdoba
This chapter by Carmen Portero Muñoz centres on the so-called “Swarm-alternation”. As opposed to most traditional approaches which exclude verbal alternations from the realm of word-formation, the Swarmalternation is here regarded as a case of conversion. Portero Muñoz favours a non-derivational account of this alternation and contends that the FDG framework may solve some of the shortcomings of former accounts of the process, given the separation of frames and lexemes postulated in the theory.