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Query:   Resultatives in English and Icelandic
Author:  Matthew Whelpton
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Semantics

Summary:   Regarding Query:

I would like to thank the following linguists for their extremely helpful replies: Cristiano
Broccias, Javier Perez Guerra, Jasper Holmes, Chao Li, Jose-
Luis Mendivil, Richard Hudson, Andrew McIntyre, Hans C. Boas and Janet

A reference list is given below. My own preliminary survey of resultatives in
Icelandic is now available at: I have
also added one or two new references myself.

Chao Li included this useful group of references to Scandinavian
Icelandic: (Levin & Rappaport Hovav, 1995, p. 45)
Danish: (Green, 1975)
Norwegian: (Dimitrova-Vulchanova, 2003; Kratzer, 2005; Lødrup, 2000;
Oya, 2002)
Norwegian resultative particles: (Åfarli, 1985)

Many thanks to the community for its help with this!

Åfarli, T. A. (1985). Norwegian verb particle constructions as causative
constructions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics, 8, 75-98.
Beck, S., and Snyder, William. (2001). The Resultative Parameter and
Restitutive Again. In C. F. a. W. Sternefeld (Ed.), Audiatur Vox Sapientiae— A
Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow (pp. 48-69). Berlin: Akademie Verlag.
Boas, H. C. (2003). Resultative Constructions in English and German.
Stanford: CSLI Publications.
Boas, H. C. (2005). Determining the productivity of resultatives: A reply to
Goldberg and Jackendoff. Language, 81(2), 448-464.
Broccias, C. (2003). The English Change Network: Forcing Changes into
Schemas. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Broccias, C. (2004a). Adjective Selection in Resultative Sentences. In C.
Taylor, M. G. Busà & S. Gesuato (Eds.), Lingua inglese e mediazione
interlinguistica (pp. 241-260). Padova: Unipress.
Broccias, C. (2004b). The Cognitive Basis of Adjectival and Adverbial
Resultative Constructions. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 2, 103-
Carrier, J., & Randall, J. H. (1992). The Argument Structure and Syntactic
Structure of Resultatives. Linguistic Inquiry, 23, 173-234.
Dimitrova-Vulchanova, M. (2003). On two types of result: Resultatives
revisited. Paper presented at the TROSS 03.
Embick, D. (2004). On the structure of resultative participles in English.
Linguistic Inquiry, 35, 355-392.
Goldberg, A. E., & Jackendoff, R. (2004). The resultative as a family of
constructions. Language, 80, 532–568.
Goldberg, A. E., & Jackendoff, R. (2005). The end result(ative). Language 81
(2), 474-477.
Green, G. M. (1975). Tracing the source of a lexical gap. In M. Saltarelli & D.
Wanner (Eds.), Diachronic Studies in Romance Linguistics (pp. 55-61). The
Hague & Paris: Mouton.
Holmes, J. W. (2005). Lexical properties of English verbs. University College,
Kratzer, A. (2005). Building Resultatives. In C. Maienborn & A. Wöllstein-
Leisten (Eds.), Events in Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse (pp. 177-212).
Tübingen: Niemeyer.
Levin, B., & Rappaport Hovav, M. (1995). Unaccusativity: At the Syntax-
Lexical Semantics Interface. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Lødrup, H. (2000). Underspecification in Lexical Mapping Theory: The case
of Norwegian existentials and resultatives. In M. Butt & T. H. King (Eds.),
Argument Realization (Vol. 171-188). Stanford: CSLI Publications.
McIntyre, A. (2004). Event paths, conflation, argument structure, and VP
shells. Linguistics, 42(3), 523-571.
Müller, S. (2002). Complex Predicates: Verbal Complexes, Resultative
Constructions, and Particle Verbs in German. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
Oh, E., & Zubizarreta, M. L. (2004). What the Korean Manner-of-Motion
Construction Can Teach Us about the Lexicon-Syntax Interface, Seoul.
Oya, T. (2002). Reflexives and resultatives: Some differences between
English and German. Linguistics, 40, 961-986.
Perez-Guerra, J. (2003). Revisiting English secondary predicates: Can the
window be opened wider? Studia Linguistica, 57(3), 259-286.
Rappaport Hovav, M., & Levin, B. (2001). An Event Structure Account of
English Resultatives. Language, 77(4), 766-797.
Rappaport Hovav, M., & Levin, B. (2005). Change of State Verbs: Implications
for Theories of Argument Projection. In N. Erteschik-Shir & T. Rapoport
(Eds.), The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual
Interpretation (pp. 274-286). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Wechsler, S. (2005a). Resultatives under the 'Event-Argument
Homomorphism' Model of Telicity. In N. Erteschik-Shir & T. Rapoport (Eds.),
The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation (pp.
255-273). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Wechsler, S. (2005b). Weighing in on Scales: a Reply to Goldberg and
Jackendoff. Language 81(2), 465-473.

LL Issue: 17.1868
Date Posted: 23-Jun-2006
Original Query: Read original query


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