LINGUIST List 14.1364
Mon May 12 2003
Qs: Semantic Restrictions
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- Seth Minkoff, Semantic restrictions on passive or other "voices"
Message 1: Semantic restrictions on passive or other "voices"
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 21:51:14 +0000
From: Seth Minkoff <seth.minkoffumb.edu>
Subject: Semantic restrictions on passive or other "voices"
Dear Linguist readers:
I am looking for any references on literature dealing with semantic
restrictions on passive, dative shift, antipassive, or other ''voice
alternations'' (in any language): for example, works addressing the
unacceptability of sentences like (1) - (2).
(1) *Mary was resembled by Sally. (cf. Sally resembled Mary.)
(2) *Mary sent the store Sally. (cf. Mary sent Sally to the store.)
I will post a summary of responses. Thank you for your consideration.
Seth A. Minkoff
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