KACL Lecture Series

#47: Dr. Takayuki Tohno

Kobe University

Title: Swedish Particle Verbs and Semantic Incorporation

Date: Monday, March 5, 2007, 15:00--18:00
Place: Kobe University, Conference Room, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
(神戸大学 文化学研究科大会議室 (3F)) Access: click here

Verbal particles in Swedish are known to exhibit special syntactic behavior and have been analyzed as `clitic-like elements' (Holmberg 1984) or `non-projecting words' (Toivonen 2003). In this presentation I argue that they should be analyzed as being incorporated into a verb `semantically', and further, that the special syntactic nature of particles is derived from this 'semantic' incorporation.

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