Resultative adjectives in Polish
Author: Cetnarowska, B.
Source: Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Volume 47, Numbers 1-3, 2000 , pp. 47-79(33)
Abstract:This paper argues that resultative -ł-adjectives in Polish, such as zbiegł:y 'escaped' and zwiędły 'faded', are derived from past (-ł-system) participles by means of conversion (or zero-derivation). Evidence is presented in favour of the lexical (rather than the syntactic) character of the derivation, in the course of which resultative adjectives inherit the event structure of verbal bases. It is suggested that the availability of a resultative -ł-adjective is indicative of the unaccusative status of the related verb in Polish.
Document Type: Regular Paper
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Publication date: January 1, 2000